updated 12/21/2010 6:53:17 PM ET 2010-12-21T23:53:17

Authorities say a Tennessee man is being held after allegedly trying to run over three sheriff's deputies with a stolen tractor.

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The sheriff's office in Rutherford County said Monday that Christopher Nathan Davenport has been jailed on assault and other charges after deputies tried to apprehend him Friday for tearing up yards and driving the tractor recklessly.

A sheriff's statement says the 23-year-old man crashed the tractor into a tree after trying to run over the deputies. It says Davenport was caught after a foot chase and faces additional charges of theft, resisting arrest, vandalism and drug possession.

Authorities said Monday night it wasn't known if Davenport had a lawyer. He was being held on $168,000 bond awaiting a Jan. 10 court hearing.

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