DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Lexington man was arrested and charged after a routine traffic stop led to an altercation with police Friday.
Branden Jacob Everhart, 33, was originally pulled over for driving 65 mph in a 45 mph zone on U.S. Highway 64.
After speaking with the driver the officer discovered Everhart’s license was revoked. In addition, there was an outstanding order for his arrest for failure to appear in court on a of possession of marijuana charge.
When the officer attempted to take Everhart into custody he threw an unknown liquid at the officer.
After a brief struggle, Everhart was taken into custody and charged with speeding, driving with a revoked license and assault on a government official.
Everhart is being held in the Davidson County Jail under an $8,500 secured bond. The court date is set for May 18 in Lexington.