Knife-toting man charged after disobeying officer’s commands

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50-year-old Jerry Muller was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and public intoxication after he was reportedly asked to leave a construction site, became upset, and threatened people with a pocket knife.

On November 19th, Metro Nashville Police Officers responded to a subject threatening people with a knife at 805 Lea Avenue. When officers arrived, they were directed toward Palmer Avenue, where Jerry Muller was located. They made contact with him while he was facing people and holding a pocket knife. Muller was yelling at the victims and officers on the scene. He also refused multiple demands from officers to drop the knife.

Jerry Muller (MNPD)
Jerry Muller (MNPD)

Muller finally turned toward the officers and placed the knife in his pocket before he was arrested. According to the affidavit, officers also noticed he had an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person, as well as, slurred speech, and red watery eyes. The victims stated when they asked Muller to leave the construction site, where he did not have permission to be, he became angry and started to yell. They stated he grabbed a pocket knife out of his pocket and threatened them by saying, “I will cut you,” and “I stab you.” The victims told officers Muller’s actions caused them to fear for their lives. Muller was also discovered to have several prior aggravated assault and assault convictions.

Jerry Muller was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and public intoxication. He is currently jailed in lieu of an $18,500 bond.

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