Woman Knocks Down Officer With Her Car, Then Runs Him Over

Police said Connie Jeanene Davis intentionally ran over a Morristown police officer on Sunday afternoon.

Morristown, TN – A Tennessee woman is facing multiple charges after she intentionally ran over a police officer with her car on Sunday afternoon, leaving him seriously injured.

The incident occurred when Morristown Police Corporal David Klein responded to the scene of a domestic disturbance on July 8 at a property that Connie Jeanene Davis was refusing to leave, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Cpl. Klein attempted to pull Davis from her car so that he could arrest her, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

That’s when Davis intentionally accelerated in reverse, knocking Cpl. Klein to the ground. She ran over him, the Morristown Police Department said in a news release.

Other officers were able to take Davis into custody while Cpl. Klein was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

The officer suffered head and leg injuries, and underwent surgery on Sunday evening, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Cpl. Klein’s condition was not known on Monday but his injuries were believed to be non-life threatening, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Davis was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, and disorderly conduct, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

She remained in jail in lieu of a $300,000 bond, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.

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fenolj
fenolj

I seriously wish all these people that go around harming others would just get smart and kill themselves. The world would be a lot better off.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Praying for complete recovery for Corporal Klein.

Luisa1948
Luisa1948

Throw the book at her she's dangerous.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

They need to open mental hospitals again..........It would be cheaper than all the money paid out for injuries to officers and the lotto winnings by suspects and families.

Slamdunk101
Slamdunk101

@Just-My-Thoughts unfortunately unless someone is under the age of 18, they are considered an adult. Which means if they don't want help they don't have to get it. Remember, it's not illegal to be crazy. There are thousands of dollar signs poured into mental health facilities for people who need the treatment.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Funny, she was in the middle of a domestic disturbance, then intentionally hit a cop with a car (attempted murder), and most of the comments here mention mental illness when that wasn't even brought up in the article.

It would be great if that excuse could be used for other situations. This one seems to be different somehow though.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

It would be great if I could speak the truth instead of sputtering nonsense all the time.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Mrs10 - it looks like a restraint chair that they use in jail when a prisoner is out of control.

Memaw187
Memaw187

Should have been charged with attempted murder

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Don't try to extract drivers from running cars. Bad tactics -- don't do it like this. This policeman lived, but the next one may not be so lucky. Because Blue Lives Matter.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

That's a good bit of a bond.......guess she doesn't get to use white privilege and get off on a lower bond ?

dsmarine
dsmarine

I just have to wonder how many of the incidents like this are fueled by the rampant drug epidemic?

GForce48
GForce48

Happy that the officer is going to be OK!

Sarah batEzequiel
Sarah batEzequiel

My prayers go to the family, this low life should be charged with attempted murder

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Exactly!! Attempted murder!!

61mouse
61mouse

Well I see they put her in her own speical chair

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

@Mrs10 Thats my point. There are other arricles on here about police being run over, but the comments don't read like there is concern for the criminal. But there's a definite difference between her and others. Can't put my finger on it though.

LEO7989
LEO7989

I always find it interesting to read responses to situations like this. Responding to a Domestic is always a risky call. I will say that she was most likely the subject, and should have been handled with caution. I am assuming the officer was unable to convince her to turn the vehicle off and that’s why he tried to remove her. Some people are talking about her mental status. While she may have mental issues, that doesn’t give her free reign to assault an officer. What if she was still in a rage from the domestic and knew she was going to go to jail for Domestic Assault & she was hating men at the moment and so she decided to run one over? She obviously was still acting out at jail since she was placed in a restraint chair. I am sure if she has any history of mental illness, that will be checked out and would not have been known at the time of the report. She was checked by a Nurse when she was put in that chair and would be again when taken out of it. It is NEVER okay for someone to run someone over, not even if you don’t like cops.

LEOWIDOW
LEOWIDOW

LEO7989 absolutely wholeheartedly agree!

Pat1978
Pat1978

@Burgers Allday And your plan would be to let her leave? I agree that it's a bad idea to grab someone from a running car but sometimes a bad idea is the only idea, at least in the spur of the moment.

Pat1978
Pat1978

@ByAnyMeansNecessary She should've been shot. No one cares that she's white like you and all the other cop haters are trying to suggest. She's old and crazy but she should've been shot in self defense by the officer (like Sam Dubose) though it's unlikely he had the opportunity.

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

@Pat1978 You're telling on yourself. Where did i mention race? I could have referred to her sex, and that women normally get the long end of the stick in domestic abuse situations. Or her age, which somehow everyone, including you, somehow makes her eligible to be crazy. Where was her mental health mentioned in this article?

But since you mentioned racist, i guess that makes you a racist on this site.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Good Heavens Burgers you're giving me the vapors I do declare. I'm gonna need an ivory fan and a cosmopolitan!

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

I am getting freaking tired of people attacking police...Throw her in jail for a few years and that ought to straighten her ass up!!!!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Letting her leave would have been much less costly for the taxpayers. One thing that I find that a lot of police officers don't understand is that often the safest course of action is to let the suspect leave. Especially in situations like this one where the suspect is not suspected of a serious crime. Someone mentioned that the officer acted in the spur of the moment, but, then, so did this "suspect." Moreover, it is the type of moment that the police officer should have thought about ahead of time as part of his training on how not to play stupid games and win stupid prizes.

Pat1978
Pat1978

@Burgers Allday only if she wasn't drunk or hadn't previously harmed anyone. Most bosses are not cool with that philosophy but I've done it in the right circumstances. The reason I mention bosses is that almost everyone feels pressure from their bosses, regardless of their line of work.

ByAnyMeansNecessary
ByAnyMeansNecessary

@Pat1978 Congrats on having a very articulate 5 year old who outsmarts his dad regularly! I have a newborn myself, how did you prepare your son?

JrzDvl
JrzDvl

@Burgers Allday, your uneducated opinion is indicative of someone with Zero knowledge on either side of the fence.... LEO or Criminal. you write stupid comments... you'll get insulted properly.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Well, I guess it is better than being insulted improperly.