SAN BERNARDINO – A man who tried to run over two police officers on Saturday afternoon was tracked down, arrested and booked later that night. Terrance Jamal Cummings, 27, has two court dates this week on various charges – on Monday and another on Tuesday, according to booking records.
At 5:35 p.m. on Saturday, two unidentified San Bernardino police officers were concluding an investigation when the pair walked across the street to their police vehicle. According to reports, both officers heard a nearby car engine revving up, then watched a black BMW heading toward them at a high speed. While the officers were able to get out of the way, they were also able to quickly get into their car and chase Cummings. The incident first occurred in the 1500 block of East Pumalo St.
Cummings, according to reports, ran a stop sign and sped down the street in an effort to avoid police. Officers lost sight of the car in the 2300 block of North Osbun Road, but later discovered its whereabouts in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
Cummings was eventually found inside an apartment, and arrested for attempted murder of the two officers. A search warrant was presented for both the apartment and the car, which was towed to police headquarters for processing, according to reports. Cummings was also ordered to provide a blood sample because police believed he was intoxicated.
Cummings was booked into the San Bernardino County Jail for two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, and his case has been forward to the district attorney’s office for review.
He is currently being held on $1 million bail, plus another $25,000 bail for driving while under suspicion of being intoxicated. Other charges include being actively involved with a criminal street gang and resisting arrest. Cummings’ first appearance in court was set for Monday, while another was scheduled on Tuesday.