Tennessee man wounded by officers charged with assault

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Posted: Mar 03, 2017 7:10 PM

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been arrested on assault charges in connection with a traffic stop that ended with troopers shooting and wounding him.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Friday that 39-year-old Richard D. Jenny of Johnson City has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was arrested Friday and held on $75,000 bond.

According to the statement, Jenny pulled a weapon after two troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol stopped a speeding vehicle in which he was riding. Troopers fired at Jenny and hit him. He was taken to a hospital and treated.

Bureau spokeswoman Leslie Earhart said Jenny is white. Authorities haven't released the troopers' races or identities.