A Charlotte man has been charged after a foot chase Monday afternoon that led to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer being pinned beneath a tree.
Allen Jerome White, 20, is charged with two counts of resist, obstruct and delay in the incident. Police said he was arrested early Tuesday without incident by the department’s Post Targeted Action Plan unit and is being held in the Mecklenburg County jail.
According to a statement issued by a police spokesman, an officer who works in CMPD’s North Tryon Division was chasing a suspect wanted for outstanding warrants Monday on Finchley Drive, near Eastway Drive and The Plaza.
The officer followed the suspect behind a house and, as he was climbing over a fence, a dead tree trunk that was lying on the fence fell on the officer, pinning him underneath.
The officer radioed for help, and other officers pulled the trunk off him. Paramedics and firefighters treated him for his injuries later.
Police have not released the name of the officer who was hurt. He was taken to Presbyterian Hospital with unspecified injuries. April Bethea contributed.