MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man who police said rammed into a squad car, injuring an officer’s leg during a traffic stop, appeared in court for arraignment Tuesday, August 9.
Bond was set at $35,000 for Isaac Wells. A public defender was arrested, and he is due back in court Thursday.
According to Memphis Police Department, on Monday, August 8 officers chased Wells after recognizing that the car he was driving matched the description of a car that was reported in a carjacking incident involving a weapon.
MPD said officers followed the car after seeing it parked near Raleigh-Lagrange and Hoover.
When trying to conduct a traffic stop, MPD said Wells ran into the officer’s car door as he was getting out, causing the door to close on the officer’s leg.
Wells was arrested and charged with carjacking, aggravated robbery, employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony, aggravated assault on a first responder, and evading arrest.