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Kingsport man facing charges after chase ends with crash in Scott

Staff Report • Jul 30, 2013 at 1:45 PM

GATE CITY — A Kingsport man is facing multiple felony charges following an alleged high-speed pursuit that began in Tennessee and ended with him fleeing on foot after his car crashed into a tree in Virginia.

Joshua L. Mosley, 35, of Kingsport, is being held on charges of felony eluding arrest, felony hit and run and several misdemeanors, including driving 95 mph in a 45 mph zone and driving on a suspended license.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Mosley is wanted there on outstanding warrants for violating probation and failing to appear for day work.

The pursuit reportedly began at 2:40 a.m. Monday in Tennessee when a Sullivan County deputy tried to stop Mosley on John B. Dennis Highway after seeing his car had only one working headlight.

Mosley allegedly refused to pull over for the officer and instead drove toward the Virginia line.

According to a criminal complaint, a Scott County Sheriff’s Office deputy clocked Mosley driving 95 mph along Wadlow Gap Road as he crossed into Virginia.

A 3-mile long pursuit ensued down Wadlow Gap Road and Nottingham Road, according to the report. The chase reportedly ended at 2:47 a.m. when Mosley crashed his 1997 Honda into a tree next to the Holston River.

Mosley allegedly fled the scene of the wreck on foot, and authorities were unable to locate him immediately.

A female passenger who had been injured in the wreck was reportedly left behind in the vehicle. The woman, who has not been charged, was transported to Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport for treatment. Her condition was not available Monday evening.

Mosley was reportedly taken into custody just after 8 a.m. Monday when a Scott County deputy noticed him walking southbound on Wadlow Gap Road. Mosley was reportedly barefoot and wet at the time of his arrest.

Mosley is currently being held without bond in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield.

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