Dashcam video shows the police officer tackling the man to the ground after he pops out of the vehicle’s trunk.
Lewiston Police Officer Thomas Woods pulls over a vehicle driving without a license plate. The car matches the description of a wanted man’s vehicle.
Officer Woods is looking for Jesse Harrell, 22, who failed to appear in court for charges of malicious injury to property and driving without privileges.
Instead of Jesse, his mother is driving the car.
When Officer Woods walks behind the vehicle, Harrell jumps out of the trunk, armed and attacks Officer Woods.
Instead of firing his own gun, Officer Woods wrestles the suspect to the ground.
Harrell was taken into custody and now faces charges for aggravated assault and resisting arrest. Harrell’s mother was also arrested for obstructing justice.