29-year-old Nicholas Lynch was charged with speeding, resisting arrest, open container, and two counts of assaulting an officer after attempting to throw an officer to the ground and take another’s firearm.
On November 29th, Clarksville Police Department Officer Andrew Trescott pulled over a vehicle at the Kroger located at 110 Dover Crossing Road for driving 60 in a 40. Trescott reports that the driver of the vehicle, Nicholas Lynch, was “acting slow to respond to questions” and denied consent to search his vehicle.
According to the report, Trescott used K9 Officer Arlo to walk around the vehicle. Arlo gave a “positive indication” on the driver side door handle. Lynch refused for his person to be searched as well. Trescott had to tell Lynch several times to keep his hands out of his front pockets and decided to cuff him. Lynch clasped his hands in front of himself and refused to let officers place him in cuffs. He eventually unlocked his grip, however, he then balled up his fist and said that if they tried to cuff him someone would not be walking away.
Backup officers arrived on the scene and Lynch put his head to Trescott’s chest and tried to throw him. He failed and was taken to the ground where police cuffed him and then took him to a patrol car. Lynch later told officers that he tried to get one of their firearms during the struggle. During the search of the vehicle, officers found a silver tumbler with alcohol in it.
Nicholas Lynch was arrested and charged with speeding, resisting arrest, open container, and two counts of assaulting an officer. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $16,500 bond.