Richmond, VA – Police have charged a man with multiple felonies after he ran over a Richmond police officer with his motorcycle last month (video below).
The incident began at about 5 p.m. on Jan. 25 when Richmond police officers responded to multiple reports of motorcycles driving aggressively near the intersection of Broad and Terminal, WWBT reported.
Cell phone videos showed motorcycles driving up and down West Broad Street, popping wheelies, speeding, and driving in an erratic manner.
The video showed one officer stopped his police vehicle in the median lane and got out.
Richmond police told WRIC that an officer got out of his police SUV and was “directing traffic” when he was struck by a motorcycle driven by 22-year-old Jacob Terry McClung.
However, the video showed the officer stepped into the roadway and appeared to have purposely placed himself in front of the oncoming traffic.
In the video, the officer spread his arms wide and appeared to sidestep in front of the oncoming motorcycle.
Another video showed that another motorcycle pulled up next to the crash a moment later, next to where McClung landed after he was thrown from his bike when he ran into the police officer head-on.
The video showed McClung got up and jumped on the back of that motorcycle and made his getaway.
“We are fortunate that no one died in this incident,” Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith told reporters, according to WRIC.
“Joy riding and endangering the lives of others by reckless driving on the city streets of Richmond will not be tolerated,” Chief Smith continued. “There are serious charges associated with this behavior and you will be charged appropriately.”
McClung was arrested by a U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, WWBT reported.
He was booked into the Richmond Justice Center on charges of felony hit and run, felony eluding, reckless driving, and numerous traffic violations.
McClung was initially ordered held without bond, WWBT reported.
If convicted on those charges, he is facing more than 11 years in prison, according to WRIC.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content: