Ala. man in body armor arrested after allegedly trying to point gun at sheriff’s deputy
Following the arrest, police reportedly found nine guns, more than 1,400 rounds of ammunition, several magazines and two Glock switches in his home and car
By Howard Koplowitz
MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. — A man clad in body armor was reportedly arrested on gun and other charges after authorities said he attempted to point a firearm at a Mobile County sheriff’s deputy.
Following the incident, the sheriff’s office reportedly found nine guns, more than 1,400 rounds of ammunition, several magazines and two Glock switches in Nathan Trehern’s vehicle and home, WKRG reported Wednesday.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office could not be reached to confirm the report.
Trehern, 21, was charged with attempting to elude, resisting arrest and several gun charges, the outlet reported.
The incident unfolded when the sheriff’s deputy was near Military Road and Dauphin Island Parkway on the lookout for a kidnapping suspect believed to be driving a black Nissan Maxima.
Trehern, who was not the suspect the deputy was looking for, was driving a vehicle matching that description.
When the deputy began following Trehern’s vehicle, the car began speeding before Trehern crashed the vehicle into a ditch, WKRG reported.
Trehern then began fleeing the scene foot when the deputy chased the 21-year-old man and attempted to Tase him but the stun gun was ineffective.
A scuffle ensued, the sheriff’s office said, when Trehern reached toward his waistband.
The deputy, believing Trehern was about to pull a gun on him and noticing that the suspect was wearing body armor with a heavy plate, pointed his firearm at Trehern’s head, the sheriff’s office told WKRG.
Trehern disobeyed the deputy’s command to drop his weapon and the deputy hit the suspect in the back of the head with his gun to get Trehern to drop the firearm.
The tactic was successful, the sheriff’s office said, and Trehern was handcuffed.
As the two were walking to the deputy’s vehicle, Trehern got out of the left side cuff and started to resist arrest again, the sheriff’s office alleged.
The deputy was able to subdue Trehern as other deputies arrived on the scene.