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Hawkins woman wanted for credit card fraud nabbed after chase in stolen car

Jeff Bobo • Jul 24, 2018 at 9:04 AM

SURGOINSVILLE — A woman wanted on 14 counts of credit card fraud and her male companion are facing numerous other charges after they allegedly fled from police in a stolen car Saturday night through a driveway and into a hay field.

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies Stacy Vaughan and Billy Begley were patrolling the Surgoinsville area Saturday night attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Amanda Danielle West, 24, 617 Zion Hill Road.

Around 9:34 p.m. the deputies spotted West driving a 2016 Toyota Camry which she pulled into the long driveway at 621 Zion Hill Road.

Deputies turned in the driveway behind her and attempted a traffic stop, at which time West allegedly accelerated to a high rate of speed and turned off her headlights.

The vehicle passed the residence and continued on into a hay field with no lights on. Vaughan said she attempted to turn around at the back of the hay field, but he and Begley positioned their patrol cars so she couldn't.

At that point West and her passenger, Jason Ryan Frazier, 37, 338 Old Stage Road, Rogersville, attempted to flee on foot.

Vaughan subdued West with the aid of a a five second shock cycle for his taser. Begley caught Frazier who allegedly threw an object into the woods that was recovered.

West was found with a baggy in her pocket containing 0.29 grams of meth, and the vehicle she was driving had been reported stolen in Davidson County.

Aside from the original 14 counts of credit card fraud, West was additionally charged with felony evading arrest, resisting arrest, driving on a revoked license second offense, registration violation, possession of stolen property and possession of meth.

The object Frazier threw into the woods was a container holding five gabapentin pills, one suboxone, and half a Buprenorphine. A High Point 9mm handgun was found in the passenger side floorboard with a box of bullets.

Frazier was charged with evading arrest by foot, unlawful possession of a weapon, two counts of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

At the time of his arrest Saturday Frazier was free on bond on a felony theft and gun possession charge.

Both were being held without bond pending their arraignment Monday in Sessions Court.

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