Two McDonald’s customers, Roach and Roberts, and two Franklin EMS medics jumped into the fray to assist the officer, according to Whitman.
Following the scuffle, Nichols was arrested. He was taken to a local hospital for facial injuries, and he was treated and released before being transported to the Warren County Jail. Holland was also taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released for a bruised hand.
Police found three syringes and an off-white small rock they believed to be an illegal drug in Nichols’ possession, according to the police report.
Nichols’ case was bound over to a Warren County grand jury Nov. 27 after he waived a preliminary hearing in Franklin Municipal Court. He was indicted by the grand jury on Dec. 21 on charges of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; assault on a safety officer, a fourth-degree felony; obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony; possession of fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony; possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony; resisting arrest, a first-degree misdemeanor; and possession of drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor.