Ala. man charged with attacking BRPD officers, drug possession
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested an Alabama man after officers said he grew violent after a traffic stop and attacked them.
Investigators said they also found drugs in 42-year-old Jerry Holley's vehicle after his arrest Sunday evening.
Baton Rouge Police said an officer tried to pull Holley over after he failed to use a turn signal at Scenic Highway and Ellerslie Drive. Police said Holley tried to evade the officer before he came to a stop and approached the officer in an "aggressive" manner, asking why he was stopped. The officer said when he started to explain Holley got back in his vehicle and tried to drive away again.
The BRPD officer said he followed Holley for another 100 yards before the man stopped again and got out of his vehicle, yelling at the officer to "turn your lights off". Police said Holley also took his shirt off as he came at the officer in an aggressive way again, and the officer pulled out his stun gun as he told Holley to put his hands on his car.
Police said Holley threatened the officer again before he tried to get in his car and drive at other police who were arriving to help. The officer used his stun gun to subdue Holley, who police said continued to struggle and kick at the police as they handcuffed him.
Police said they found marijuana and what they thought was a crack pipe in Holley's vehicle, and that he had an outstanding warrant from Los Angeles County for violating a condition of his release from prison.
Officers booked Holley into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail where he was given a $50,000 bond. He faces charges of being a fugitive, traffic violations, flight from an officer and resisting arrest, assault and battery, and drug possession.
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