Tennessee man wounded by officers charged with assault

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.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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