JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Police say a driver attempted to flee the scene on foot after he caused a three-vehicle crash in downtown Johnson City.
According to Lt. Mike Adams with the Johnson City Police Department, a white Ford sedan ran a red light, resulting in a crash that involved two other cars: a gray Volkswagen SUV and a light-colored minivan.
Adams said that witnesses claim the driver of the white Ford fled on-foot up Buffalo Street armed with an “unidentified long gun” after the wreck. He said the driver of the Ford pointed the gun at several bystanders while trying to escape.
A citizen tackled and disarmed the Ford driver, who was later identified as Anthony James Bray.
Adams said Bray was left with minor injuries from the tackle, but was otherwise unscathed from the wreck.
Bray has been charged with the following:
- Aggravated assault
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Driving under the influence (second offense)
- Driving on a revoked license
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Unlawful drug paraphernalia
He’s being held without bond at the Washington County Detention Center and is scheduled for an arraignment on Friday in Washington County General Sessions Court.