Man rams into U.S. Marshals while trying to avoid arrest, Marshals say

Memphis, Tenn. — A man is in custody and recovering from injuries after authorities say he rammed at least two Marshals vehicles while trying to escape arrest.

According to an affidavit, U.S. Marshals tried to stop Derrick Woodall for questioning in relation to a robbery.

The Marshals say, as they followed Woodall, the 27-year-old ran a red light, leading to a pursuit between Woodall and police.

During the chase, Woodall allegedly swerved the car he was driving into at least two U.S. Marshal vehicles near the intersection of Shelby Drive and Hickory Hill.

Police say Woodall then lost control and ran his Nissan Maxima into a pole, resulting in him breaking his leg and being arrested.

Two guns were found in the car and after investigating police found out that Woodall is a convicted felon with a history of aggravated robbery.

Woodall was taken to Baptist East for his injuries and now faces two counts of aggravated assault, one count of reckless endangerment, one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and one count of intent to evade arrest.