The Mount Vernon Police Department says a man is in jail accused of trying to kill a police officer. Officers arrested Joseph Morris and charged him with wanton endangerment of a police officer and a number of traffic violations. Officers say they Morris swerving on I-75. The car exited the interstate and the officer followed and tried to make a traffic stop on Big Cave Road. Morris continued driving at a high rate of speed before the car became disabled when he tried to cross a creek on Daugherty Ridge Road. Morris and his female passenger got out of the vehicle and tried to run away. The officer was able to detain the female passenger but Morris continued running into the woods. The officer then chased after Morris who fired three shots at the officer. The passenger, later identified as Mikayla Dawn Morris, identified Morris as her husband.