Joshua Tumnyni resists arrest; tells officers “That’s why we need guns to kill officers”

Joshua Tumnyni resists arrest; tells officers “That’s why we need guns to kill officers”

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22-year-old Joshua Tumnyni was driving recklessly on Long Hollow Pike on November 5th as he sped towards the left lane that officers had blocked off due to a disabled vehicle. As officers waved him down for questioning, Tumnyni attempted to re-enter the right lane. He advised officers that he noticed their blue lights activated and that the only reason that he was attempting to pass vehicles in the right lane was because he was running late for work. Tumnyni then continuously refused to provide his driver’s documents to officers. He sat back in his vehicle in a defensive posture after being warned that he would be removed if he kept being non-compliant. Officers opened the door and grabbed Tumnyni’s arm, and then he began reaching towards the passenger seat, causing officers to draw their tasers. Tumnyni was successfully removed from the vehicle as he told officers, “That’s why we need guns to kill officers.” He was taken into custody for reckless driving, resisting arrest, and retaliation for past actions.

Joshua Tumnyni (MNPD)
Joshua Tumnyni (MNPD)

Joshua Tumnyni of N Dupont Ave in Madison, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 5th, charged with reckless driving, retaliation for past action, and resisting arrest. He is free on a $4,500 bond.

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