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.”
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.