By Wayne Thomas, Staff Writer
A Manchester man was arrested Sunday, April 16 on multiple charges after allegedly hitting his girlfriend with his vehicle, forcing her into the car and later fighting members of the Manchester Police Department.
Justin Lee Grey, 26, of Shelton Road, allegedly got into an argument with his girlfriend and struck her in the knee with his vehicle. According to the arrest warrant, he then got out of the vehicle, grabbed the woman by the hair and threw her into the car, leaving her 12-year-old and 2-year-old children unattended.
He drove eastbound on Interstate 24, allegedly threatening to both of them and hit the woman as he drove. While on the interstate he saw a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer, turned around in the median and headed in the other direction. The woman attempted to jump out of the vehicle but Grey pulled her back into the vehicle, according to the warrant. She was eventually able to talk Grey into taking her home.
Authorities were notified that Grey and the woman returned to the residence. Police were sent to a disturbance at the home. Manchester Police Officer Dustan Foster went to the residence and heard objects breaking inside.
Grey allegedly became more agitated and grabbed a large knife from the kitchen and approached the woman and threatened the officer. He allegedly told Officer Foster to “kill him.”
Other officers responded, and Grey refused to follow their instructions, allegedly resisting arrest and fighting the officers. A Taser was used more than once to subdue him.
When medical personnel arrived, Grey refused medical attention and continued to fight the officers on the way to the Coffee County Jail.
Grey was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping, child abuse/neglect, fourth offense of driving on revoked/suspended license and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $251,000.
Foster was assisted by Manchester Officers Daniel Ray, Capt. Nilesh Patel and Sgt. Landon Pence, along with Coffee County Sheriff’s Deputies Ben Sneed, Cpl. Harmon Campbell and Jennifer Curbow.