Woman charged with attempted murder for allegedly hitting, dragging MPD officer with car

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman is behind bars after allegedly hitting a Memphis police officer and dragging him with her car.

The officer, who was serving a subpoena, was critically injured, police said.

Police said prosecutors wanted the woman, identified as LaShun Jenkins, to testify in an ongoing investigation involving firearms

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According to an affidavit, the incident happened in the 700 block of Alma Street in North Memphis on June 30.

Records show Jenkins got into a red Ford Fusion while officials were trying to serve the subpoena.

When an officer reached across the passenger’s side to hand Jenkins the subpoena, she allegedly put the car in reverse, dragging the officer, the affidavit said.

Jenkins continued to drive in reverse until she hit the driver’s side door of an unmarked police vehicle.

She then attempted to drive forward but was surrounded by police.

The injured officer was rushed to Regional One in critical condition. He was semi-conscious due to a head injury and had lacerations to his legs, records show.

Jenkins, 31, was arrested and taken to jail. Officers discovered a “green leafy substance” in the waistband of her pants, the affidavit said.

The substance tested positive for marijuana.

Jenkins is charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of attempted second-degree murder and possession of a controlled substance.

Her court date is July 2.