Richmond man arrested after assaulting police officer, jumping from bridge

Jayvon Clemmons (Source: Chesterfield Police)
Jayvon Clemmons (Source: Chesterfield Police)

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A Richmond man was taken to the hospital and arrested after hitting a police officer and jumping from a bridge.

It happened around 11:20 p.m. Saturday when police responded to a disabled motorist call on Woods Edge Road at the I-95 overpass.

Chesterfield police said the officer saw Jayvon Clemmons, 26, of the 5600 block of Erich Court, sitting beside his car with a bottle of vodka in his hand.  They said Clemmons threw the bottle, striking the officer and then jumped from the bridge.  He landed about 30 feet below on a median.

Clemmons was taken to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries.  He will be charged with assaulting an officer.  He was also wanted for failing to appear in court for a DUI charge.

The officer was also treated at the hospital and released.

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