Two from Louisville held in shooting of Nashville officer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two men from Louisville have been arrested in the shooting of a Nashville police officer Thursday afternoon, reports The Louisville Courier-Journal in its Saturday eidtion, crediting a story from the Nashville Tennessean.

Sgt. Mark Chesnut, 44, was in critical condition Friday after undergoing surgery, and he was scheduled for more surgery over the next several days.

Chesnut was shot multiple times after stopping a Dodge Magnum on Interstate 40.

The suspects, Courtney Logan, 25, and Joseph Jackson, 29, were arrested Thursday in Nashville after police located the Dodge. Both face attempted murder charges in the shooting as well as charges in Jackson's escape earlier from a Mississippi prison official.

Jackson was serving a life sentence at the Delta Correctional Facility in Mississippi for two aggravated robberies and aggravated assault.

According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Jackson escaped Thursday during a visit to an eye doctor in Greenwood, Miss. An accomplice entered the office and fired a shot into the air. One of the two took a weapon from Jackson's guard. Police suspect Logan was the accomplice, reports The Louisville Courier-Journal in its Saturday edition.


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