MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A man shot by Memphis police has been charged for attacking officers during a traffic stop.
24-year-old Carlos Hailey was pulled over for running a stop sign in the area near Treadwell Elementary and Treadwell High School around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. Police documents state the officers detected a strong odor of marijuana as they approached the car, and asked Hailey and the passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger was patted down and placed in the back of the squad car without incident.
As officers were patting down Hailey, they felt the crinkle of a plastic bag in his pocket and asked him what he had on him. Hailey then started fighting with the policemen, grabbing one of their batons in the struggle. The other officer shot Hailey in the arm when he tried to attack them with the baton. Hailey fled on foot, but was apprehended after a short chase. Further search of Hailey recovered 99 Xanax bars and 75 Dilaudid pills.
Hailey and both officers were treated for non-critical injuries.
Carlos Hailey is charged with Aggravated Assault, Assault - Bodily Harm, Resisting Arrest, Disregarding a Stop Sign and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. He is being held at the Shelby County Jail on $100,000 bond.
The officer who shot Hailey was relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.