Man wanted after allegedly attacking officer with own taser

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 12:40pm

Shreveport police detectives are looking for a local man who attacked two Shreveport police officers during a traffic stop last night.

Just before 9:00 p.m. Monday night Shreveport Police Lieutenant Rickey Scroggins initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Fuller Street and Linwood Avenue. Moments later, Officer Felicia Jones arrived on scene to assist Lieutenant Scroggins and, upon further investigation, the officers observed a quantity of narcotics inside the car they had stopped there.

As the officers attempted to arrest an occupant of the vehicle, the man began to resist violently. During this struggle to take the suspect into custody, both officers and the offender fell to the ground, causing Officer Jones to lose physical control of her department issued TASER. The suspect was able to pick up the TASER and proceeded to attack Lieutenant Scroggins with it. The offender then fled the scene on foot. Lieutenant Scroggins and Officer Jones suffered minor injuries. Responding officers found the TASER a short distance away but were unable to locate the suspect.

Investigators have identified 24 year old Johnny L. Cannon of the 1500 block of Belwood Street in Shreveport as the man who attacked the officers and subsequently obtained a warrant for his arrest charging him with one count of aggravated battery. Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Johnny Cannon is urged to call Shreveport Police detectives at 318-673-6955 or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

From Shreveport Police Department
 

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