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Roshaun Jones, 26, was pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt at Thompson Lane and Patricia Drive, according to police reports. After the officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and found Jones to not have a drivers license, he asked him to step from the vehicle. Jones refused and the officer called for backup.
Jones again refused to get out when additional officers arrived, and they attempted to remove him from the vehicle. Jones started his vehicle and put the car in drive, dragging an officer several feet.
The officer was able to put the vehicle in park and remove the keys, but Jones pushed the officer away forcefully, swung at him, and laid on his back and kicked him in the face several times with his feet.
Officers were able to place Jones in handcuffs. Thirty grams of marijuana was found in Jones' pocket.
Jones is being held in the Davidson County Jail on $112,000.
Friday, January 25 2013, 05:26 AM CST
Victim's advocate now helps rehabilitate offenders
May 18, 2013 18:11 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Davidson County woman who says she used to hate offenders is now working to rehabilitate them.
Verna Wyatt has been a victim's advocate for more than two decades. She told The Tennessean that over time her focus began to shift toward preventing crime. She says she felt if victims could share their stories with offenders, it might help deter future criminal behavior.
Over time, she says her heart changed as she saw empathy, even tears, in the eyes of some offenders as they listened to how crimes impacted victims.
Now, Wyatt says she is spearheading more victim impact classes and organizing a statewide coalition of crime victims and survivors who can speak at correctional facilities about the impact that different crimes have had on their lives.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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