Knoxville man accused of assaulting police officers

Knoxville man accused of assaulting police officers

George Marsh (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) George Marsh (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville man was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly assaulting two police officers in the Western Heights community.

George Marsh, 40, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on an officer, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, violation of drug free school zone, evading arrest and resisting stop-frisk-halt.

The Knoxville Police Department says Officer Jacob Wilson and Sgt. Todd Foster were on walking patrol in Western Heights around 1:26 a.m. Saturday when they saw a drug transaction behind a home.

The male suspect, identified as Marsh, ran as soon as the officers approached.

The officers chased the suspect to a home where he began fighting with the officers. They say Marsh pulled a fully loaded .38 revolver from his pocket.

The police officers were able to disarm Marsh, who then began grabbing for the officers' weapons. The suspect was finally arrested after the fight.

Police say he was in possession of more than three grams of crack cocaine. He's also a convicted felon with two felony drug convictions.

Marsh is being held on $102,000 bond.
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