Police say he was Tasered during a brief foot chase and apprehended, with drugs and paraphernalia located in a subsequent search. David A. Fields, 22, of 832 Chadwell Road, faces numerous charges in the incident, including reckless driving and felony evading arrest. His passenger and girlfriend, Haley R. Gyori, 19, was also arrested at the scene.
Kingsport police records say the incident began at approximately 3 p.m. An officer reportedly observed a Nissan Altima cross double yellow lines on Tranbarger Drive to pass another vehicle.
The officer activated emergency lights and followed the Nissan to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver allegedly continued northbound onto Wampler Street. The car, later learned to be driven by Fields, reportedly turned left off Wampler and onto Roan Street, then "accelerated at a high rate of speed" onto Fairview Avenue.
Fields is alleged to have then turned onto Virgil Avenue, stopping in the middle of the road to run from the car. The officer reports following Fields on foot for a short distance, deploying a Taser to halt his attempted escape and bring him into custody.
Police say they located 17 Suboxone pills, a pipe and seven syringes in Fields' pocket, prompting additional charges of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
A second officer responded to assist in the incident and speak with Fields' passenger, Gyori, of 4315 Stillwood Ave. She allegedly stated Fields, her boyfriend, had fled because he was driving on a suspended license.
Police say they located a used syringe and two small baggies beneath the passenger seat in the vehicle, which is owned by Gyori. A spoon containing white residue and burn marks was reportedly located inside a pocket on the passenger door, while a third baggie containing white residue was located in Gyori's purse.
Gyori allegedly spoke with slow, slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet, prompting her arrest on a charge of public intoxication. She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate her car.
Gyori and Fields were each booked into the Kingsport city jail.