Driver, Passenger Arrested After Murfreesboro Officer Hit by Car

William Kress, Carrie Champion
William Kress, Carrie Champion, Photo- Murfreesboro TN Police Department

The driver who sped off during a traffic stop, striking and injuring an officer on June 20, 2023 has been arrested. One passenger was also arrested for lying to police.

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William Kress, 22, was taken into custody by Shelbyville Police on June 21. Murfreesboro police investigators charged Kress with aggravated assault on a first responder, felony evading with substantial risk of injury or death, identity theft, resisting stop, halt, frisk, and driving on a suspended license.

Police determined that Carrie Champion, 22, gave information to deceive police. Champion was arrested and charged with filing a false report.

Kress is being held in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on $37,500 bond.

Champion was released on $3,500 bond.

Both are scheduled to appear in Rutherford County General Sessions Court on August 21.


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