BRISTOL, Tenn.—Police in Bristol are looking for a wanted man they say assaulted an officer Monday night on Bristol Caverns Road.
An off-duty officer spotted Attillio Gilmartin, 30, who was wanted on multiple warrants for felony evading arrest and other charges, at a convenience store. The officer contacted dispatch, which sent Bristol and Sullivan County officers to the scene, according to a news release.
As Gilmartin was getting into a vehicle, one of the responding officers approached him and a brief struggle ensued. The release says the officer was assaulted and Gilmartin was able to flee the scene.
Anyone with information about Gilmartin’s whereabouts is asked to contact authorities.