Case of woman charged in Metro Officer Eric Mumaw's death bound to Grand Jury


General Sessions Judge Allegra Walker has sent the criminal case against Julie Glisson to a Grand Jury.

Glisson is charged in the death of Metro Police Officer Eric Mumaw. Two Metro Police officers took the stand at Glisson's hearing on Tuesday.

Glisson was booked into Davidson County Jail on aggravated vehicular homicide and probation violation charges following the incident on Feb. 2.

According to the arrest affidavit for Glisson, Metro Officer Trent Craig said Glisson was parked at the bottom of the boat ramp at the water's edge with her foot on the brake, the car in park, and her window down when Officer Craig engaged her in conversation. At one point, she allegedly asked what would happen if she drove her car into the water?

Craig stated he and other officers would have to make an attempt to save her. She then placed her hand on the gear shift and put the car in gear as Officer Craig reached inside and attempted, but failed to stop her. Officer Craig writes he stepped away from the vehicle, but Officer Mumaw had been attempting to open the front driver's side door and had his hand on the door handle.

At that point, Officer Mumaw went into the water and slipped on the slick, steep boat ramp and was pulled into the Cumberland River.

Police say Glisson's alcohol content at the time of the Mumaw incident was over .210. Glisson was on probation for a 2016 DUI at the time of Mumaw's death. According to the affidavit Glisson also admitted to drinking seven or eight beers prior to her interaction with Officer Craig and Mumaw.

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