A Cary man was being held on $50,000 bail Monday and was slated for a court appearance on charges that he fought with two Raleigh police officers who had stopped his car and tried to grab one cop's .45-caliber pistol from its holster.
Jason Travis Tant, 36, of 101 Boldleaf Court, was stopped at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Person Street a bit before 6 p.m. Friday, arrest records showed.
In arrest warrants, Officers M.R. Michael and M.R. Davis stated that they had stopped Tant’s vehicle for a “probable cause” search because they suspected drugs were present.
Tant, they wrote, was “fighting with officers and would not submit to arrest.”
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During the struggle, the officers stated, Tant grabbed Michael’s .45-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic service sidearm and tried to get it out of its holster.
Davis got cut and scraped in the scuffle, they said.
Tant was charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer with a firearm, assault injuring a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
Records did not show any drug charges arising from the incident.