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Church Hill man charged with resisting arrest says he 'always runs from the law'

February 26th, 2013 8:22 am by Jeff Bobo

Church Hill man charged with resisting arrest says he 'always runs from the law'

nthony Christopher Rogers, 36

CHURCH HILL — A Hawkins County man is facing several charges after allegedly threatening to burn down his girlfriend’s house Friday night and then running from police.


When HCSO Sgt. Mike Allen caught Anthony Christopher Rogers, 36, 302 Tipton Avenue, Church Hill, and placed him under arrest, Allen asked Rogers why he ran.


“He advised that he ‘always runs from the law,’” Allen stated in his report.


Shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, Allen responded to a domestic disturbance in progress at the residence of Kathy Cradic, 376 Old Union Avenue Lot 8, just north of Church Hill.


Upon his arrival, Allen spoke to Cradic, who reported that her boyfriend, Rogers, had been drinking and had been making threats all day to burn her house down.


“She advised that he didn’t live with her and she tried to get him to leave several times,” Allen said. “She advised that he fled out the back door when I arrived.”


Allen said he went to the back of the residence and spotted Rogers. Allen allegedly told Rogers to stop, but Rogers fled on foot and was finally captured following a foot chase of “several hundred yards.”


A search of Rogers allegedly revealed him to be in possession of a pair of brass knuckles. When asked his date of birth, Rogers allegedly gave the wrong year.


Rogers was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, possession of a prohibited weapon and criminal impersonation. He was released from the Hawkins County Jail on $5,000 bond Saturday night, and was arraigned in Sessions Court Monday morning.

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