By Patrick Yost editor
A Madison man faces several felony charges, including aggravated assault and obstruction of a police officer, after he allegedly attempted to run over an officer with a golf cart.
According to reports, Steven Floyd Adcock, 39, Madison, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, obstruction, driving while license suspended; habitual violator and fleeing and attempting to elude police after an officer applied a taser cartridge to Adock at approximately 9 p.m. last Thursday.
Reports state that Corporal Stacey Eaton, Madison Police Department, was on routine patrol when he observed Adcock in a Polaris Ranger golf cart. Eaton said he had personal knowledge that Adcock did not have a valid driver’s license and when he attempted to stop Adcock on Elm Street, Adcock sped up and turned into the parking lot of the Valley Farm subdivision office. Reports state that the Polaris continued through the parking lot area and into a wooded area.
Eaton said he chased Adcock on foot and observed him strike several trees with the cart. At one point, Eaton alleges, he gave Adcock a verbal command to stop the chase and Adcock placed the cart in reverse and drove at Eaton at “a high rate of speed.”
Eaton drew his service weapon and warned Adcock to stop or he would shoot. Eaton dodged the cart, Adcock drove forward and then, reports state, backed up toward the officer again. When the cart became stuck against several trees, Eaton applied a taser and subdued Adcock.
He was then transported to the Morgan County Detention Center.