It started as a routine traffic stop in Virginia. State trooper M.W. Deus was pulling over a driver for speeding, but when he approached the vehicle, he smelled marijuana. The trooper asked the man to leave his vehicle and Deus searched it. The driver was in full compliance and sat on the guardrail. But when Deus went back to his police car, the driver went back to his vehicle and threw something into the woods. When Deus noticed this, he began walking back toward the car. That was when the driver punched him and a fight broke out.
As it appeared the driver was winning the fight, two men, from different cars, came to the aid of the officer. One was trained in jiu-jitsu, and he came over with the other man and subdued the driver, potentially saving the cop's life.
During the fight, the driver was reportedly trying to unholster the officer's gun. This was the moment the two men stepped in to help. "I jumped on the guy’s back and put him in a rear-naked choke, [a jiu-jitsu move], until we fell back over the guardrail and I could see he didn’t have the gun anymore. I then held him until backup arrived," Adam said.
Jake, the other man coming to the officer's aid, said "The subject was doing everything he could to get the officer’s gun off his belt. That would have been a life-changing moment had that occurred... That was divine intervention and in my opinion, the Lord placing me there to just help in the matter of need."
Deus was taken to the hospital for injuries to his face, and Remigos was also taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The driver faces several charges, including assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana, NBC12 reports.
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John Paluska has been a contributor for Christian Headlines since 2016 and is the founder of The Daily Fodder, a news outlet he relaunched in 2019 as a response to the constant distribution of fake news.