Knoxville man charged with attempted robbery of officer

Published 7:15 am Monday, April 11, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Call it a case of very rotten luck. A man in Tennessee has been arrested after authorities say he tried to rob a Knoxville police officer who was sitting in an unmarked police car.

Citing a police report, the Knoxville News-Sentinel says the officer was sitting in the driver’s seat of his car in a parking lot Saturday when 22-year-old Brandon A. Williams opened the passenger door and demanded money.

Police say the officer identified himself and drew his weapon, prompting Williams to flee before being caught.

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Williams has been charged with attempted robbery, assault, evading arrest and resisting and possession of drug paraphernalia. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.