Man Pepper Sprays Cop

Justin Conner repeatedly sprayed a Chattanooga police officer in the face with pepper spray on New Year's Day.

Chattanooga, TN – A vehicle burglary suspect got Tased after he attempted to escape arrest by attacking a Chattanooga police officer with pepper spray on New Year’s Day.

The altercation occurred at approximately 12 a.m. on Tuesday, when the officer spotted 32-year-old Justin Conner breaking into a silver Jeep Wrangler at an apartment complex near the Chattanooga Police Department, the Times Free Press reported.

The officer confronted Conner as he tried to walk away from the vehicle.

Conner, who was lugging a jacket and a green backpack, ignored the officer and continued his attempt to leave the area.

The officer ordered him to drop the items and to put his hands on the hood of a nearby police cruiser.

Conner refused to comply, so the officer then shoved him towards the patrol car to take him into custody.

That’s when Conner pushed the officer away and reached over his shoulder to grab onto a canister of pepper spray.

The suspect sprayed the substance directly into the officer’s face, then broke away from him and continued to deploy even more spray.

The officer tried to grab onto his attacker, but was unsuccessful.

He ultimately resorted to deploying his Taser in order to bring the suspect under control.

Conner immediately fell forward onto the ground, striking his head. He was taken into custody and transported to the hospital to be evaluated for his head injury.

After he was cleared by medical personnel, Conner was booked into the Hamilton County Jail.

Investigators found the suspect in possession of an ignition switch, as well as a vaping pen filled with THC oil that belonged to the owner of the Jeep.

He also allegedly cut into the Jeep’s steering column, leaving wires cut and exposed.

Police determined that the backpack Conner was carrying had also been stolen from inside the Jeep, WRCB reported.

Conner was booked into jail for resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, vandalism, aggravated assault, burglary, and two counts of theft of property over $1,000.

His bond was set at $2,500, according to the Times Free Press.

Conner’s criminal history dates back to at least 2005. He has previously been arrested for a litany of offenses, including assault on a police officer, DUI, and evading arrest.

Comments (56)
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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Love the booking photo!

Nielkyleevankate
Nielkyleevankate

He has no doubt bonded out by now and will have to break into more cars so he can pay his mommy back for bonding him out. $2500 bond for attacking a police officer? That's a measly $250. Some justice for the police officer

JBo
JBo

Soooo...how did pepper spray work for ya?

BruthaV
BruthaV

I find the "Forgive Me" tattoo on his neck particularly amusing...and prophetic.

Paul Kersey Jr.
Paul Kersey Jr.

My best friend is a former Hamilton Co. Deputy. DO NOT f#ck with Chattanooga or Red Bank cops. As for Mr. Conner, a Sean Connery quote, " There endeth the lesson!" It is miraculous he wasn't shot, the cop would have been most justified.

Paul Kersey Jr.
Paul Kersey Jr.

It is a great mug shot. Lol.

ExTrooperFed
ExTrooperFed

And this my little rooks, is why you are sprayed and tasered at the academy. So if you are sprayed like this hero did you continue to fight and WIN!

LEO0301
LEO0301

He sure hit the ground hard. By the looks of him he may have hit it more than once...LOL!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Did they arrest the owner of the Jeep, too?

gfc1963
gfc1963

Guys who fought Mike Tyson looked better than that!! He must have got some 'afters' to look that bad!!

investigator
investigator

These Judges are MORONS!!!!! $2500 Bond?????? Why not just shake his hand, give him a cup of coffee, and apology , then call a cab for him!!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

HA!

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

"fell forward onto the ground, striking his head" Hey, it happens. What can you do.

Chief Deputy
Chief Deputy

It would make so many of us happy to see a judge's home address plastered on FB, Twitter, etc when they assign a mind blowing bond amount on a perp who does crimes as this poop head did

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

I'd say he was lucky he was not shot. Sorry but a persons long record should also figure into his bail on subsequent arrests. A $2500.00 bail? he should have sat in jail for at least a few days with a very high bail. Someone should look at whether the judge followed bail standards given the seriousness and continued pattern of activity for this person. (using the term "person" loosely)

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

KILL THE DAMN BASTARD HE IS WAY PAST HIS THREE TIMES YOU ARE OUT LIMIT.

debs37
debs37

got the sob off the street for awhile!

BunnyBerigan
BunnyBerigan

What a waste of skin! >:-/

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

All I can say is: YOU DONE FUCKED UP BOY!!!!” Hahahahahahahaha. Just one more thing, why is it relevant that the suspect hitting his head after being tazed have to do with? That’s the name of the game, you run, you resist and definately if you attack officers, you get what you deserve. If you fall from being tazed? Oh well then Don’t run or resist. Suspects choose their own disposition.

Wendyjo
Wendyjo

I think the police officer used much restraint by not shooting him...Respect. He is lucky he only got a few bumps and bruises. Punishment limits must be raised for attacking a police officer...no bail! Longer prison terms...fines paid to officer and family for their inconvenience.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Good news! No, Great News!! One less scumbag sucking air! I have to agree with another writer; it’s too bad all of them didn’t assume room temperature! Way to go citizen! Good work!

nadkram
nadkram

Too soft on him... should have stomped him.

grandaddydean
grandaddydean

In the future officers should use deadly force. Pepper spray is used to disable a person and leave them defenseless. He could have killed the officer.

Danimyl
Danimyl

Play stupid games. Win stupid prize

FMRock
FMRock

$2,500 bail for resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, vandalism, aggravated assault, burglary, and two counts of theft of property over $1,000!?

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

just keep the trigger pressed on the taser..........zing zing zing !

PAC416
PAC416

This guy looks like such a winner. Obviously from his long criminal arrest record, he isn’t very good at being a criminal. I’d suggest he pick a new profession. With that face, a scary circus clown might work.

Rightwinger
Rightwinger

Sometimes a day just goes BADLY. It could happen to anyone, anytime. Walking along, minding your own and KAPOWIE. Life decides to crap on your head.

AZBIGDOG
AZBIGDOG

Wow, and all it will take to get out of jail would be $250.00. Wonder why they even bothered? Just OR him and maybe if the citizens are lucky he will attack someone else who is carrying a firearm and uses it.

redbird
redbird

so, among all the other offenses, a guy who ASSAULTS a police officer can get out of jail for $250? that is wrong in so many ways.....

Blackpanthers81
Blackpanthers81

wow.

CopperheadCSA
CopperheadCSA

That's a good look pal.

Buckwheat5257
Buckwheat5257

What in the world are you talking about?

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

The last comment he remembered hearing from the nurse before he blacked out was: " This alcohol is needed on the entire right side of your face and it is going to sting a bit..........."

Dave Pierce
Dave Pierce

Ha ha ha ha ha ha !

61mouse
61mouse

transported to the hospital to be evaluated for his head injury. What a waste of medical resources. Already proved he doesn't have shit for brains

Skidoo
Skidoo

Finally some porch monkey figured out a way to make the knock out game pay big dividends. Punching citizens just gets laughs but no cash but punching police pays.