Suspect accused of choking Memphis Police officer, reaching for his gun

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Therman McCoy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Prosecutors charged a man they say choked a Memphis Police officer.

According to court documents, Therman McCoy, 29, was breaking into a car in Frayser when the officer responded Feb. 13.

There was a scuffle and McCoy put his arm around the officer’s neck preventing him from breathing.

They said McCoy also tried to grab the officer’s gun.

Other officers arrived and were able to take McCoy into custody. He was charged with aggravated assault, evading arrest, resisting official detention, vandalism and attempted aggravated robbery.

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