Affidavit: Driver tried to kick deputy he was dragging out of car


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Deputy Tabytha Horseman said Jonathan Nunnally tried to kick her out of his moving car, affidavit said.

Deputy said she was in fear for her life and used a stung gun on Nunnally, document said.

A driver accused of dragging a Williamson County deputy in his car after fleeing a traffic stop Wednesday kicked her several times trying to get her out of his vehicle while it was moving, according to an arrest affidavit.

The traffic stop happened at Texas 45 and County Road 172 at 3 a.m. Wednesday. Deputy Tabytha Horseman was caught between the open driver’s side door of Jonathan Nunnally’s car and his vehicle when he drove away, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said. She was reaching into the car to try to grab a second set of keys Nunnally put in the ignition after she took his first set of keys, Chody said.

Horseman said in the affidavit that Nunnally kicked her several times in the legs “in an attempt to throw me from the vehicle.”

“After kicking me several times, Jonathan maneuvered his upper body to the passenger seat to gain further leverage in a greater attempt to kick me out of the vehicle,” according to the affidavit.

Horseman said she was “in fear for my life,” punched Nunnally in the face and yelled “stop” several times, the document said.

It said Nunnally would not stop the car and moved closer to Horseman, so she shot him with a stun gun in the back. The Taser caused Nunnally to freeze and she was able to stop his car by shifting it into park, the affidavit said. A sergeant who arrived at the scene handcuffed Nunnally, who resisted by refusing to get out of his seat, according to the affidavit.

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Horseman was not injured.

Nunnally, 22, of Round Rock, was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant with a deadly weapon. The first-degree felony is punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

Horseman began working for the sheriff’s office in April 2013 as a corrections officer, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. She transferred to the law enforcement division as a patrol deputy in August, the release said.

It said she has declined to speak to the media about the incident.

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