JPD Officers Breaks Leg Responding to Call
7 Eyewitness News Staff
JACKSON, Tenn. - A Jackson Police officer is off the job recovering from a fractured leg suffered while arresting a teen who had to be tased at a house party in north Jackson.
Officer Joseph King suffered a fractured fibula while making an arrest, Friday night.
Charles Exum, 18, was free on $5,000 bond, accused of underage drinking and resisting arrest. Officer King's partner tased Exum after he reportedly wrestled with king and refused to obey commands.
The officers were called to a home on Northpointe Drive just before 11 p.m., Friday.
They reported seeing about a dozen people run through the back yard and jumped a fence. Several others under the age of 21 were found inside the home. A cooler of beer and liquor was found in the back yard. Officers said Exum does not live at the home.