Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Nashville officer remains in critical condition

DAVIDSON COUNTY - Update Metro Police Sgt. Mark Chesnut, who was shot multiple times during a traffic stop last Thursday, remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A Vanderbilt spokeswoman says there has been no change in Chesnut's condition since he was admitted. Chesnut, working in the department's interstate interdiction unit, had stopped a car with Georgia tags on Interstate 40 near Bellevue. He was sitting in his patrol car running the car's tags when police say Joseph Jackson, 30, walked up to the passenger window and shot him. The driver of the car, Courtney Logan, 25, a convicted robber from Louisville, Ky., had earlier in the day helped Jackson escape from a Mississippi prison, police say. Logan and Jackson are slated to be in court Wednesday. Both are being held on more than $3 million bonds on numerous charges including attempted murder.

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