Affidavit: Man struck police car and other vehicles while attempting to flee in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- A man is in custody after officers say he reversed into a Nashville police car on Wednesday.

Officers responded to reports of a stolen vehicle that was parked in the lot of the East Park Community Center on Woodland Street.

When police approached the car they found Phillip Waller, 22, inside and demanded him to exit the vehicle, but instead Waller put the car in reverse and struck the police car, according to a Metro police affidavit.

Waller then put the car in drive and drove over a stone retainer wall and hit two other cars, police say. In the process, Waller is also accused of almost hitting a person who was mowing, putting the victim in fear of his life. The stolen car came to a stop after the crash, that's when police say Waller began to flee on foot.

He is facing multiple charges including vehicle theft, vandalism, evading arrest, possession of a weapon and aggravated assault. He is lodged at the Davidson County jail.

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