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High speed chase beginning in Hawkins ends with arrest of drug suspect in Greene

October 31st, 2013 6:06 pm by Jeff Bobo

High speed chase beginning in Hawkins ends with arrest of drug suspect in Greene

WILLIAM CLAUDE EVANS

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County deputies arrested a Greene County man Wednesday afternoon following a high speed chase that occurred during a drug investigation in Rogersville.

William Claude Evans, 42, 2336 Middle Creek Road, Afton, allegedly fled an attempted traffic stop near Rogersville, and made it into Greene County, stopping only when the 1990 BMW he was driving overheated.

The HCSO Narcotics Unit allegedly seized drugs from Evans’ vehicle, including a prescription bottle containing 117 30-milligram oxycodone pills.

According to a report filed by HCSO Detective Stephen Armstrong, around 2:15 Wednesday the Narcotics Unit was conducting surveillance on Evans while he was parked in a bay at the Rub-A-Dub carwash on Route 66 in  Rogersville.

A check through NCIC revealed that Evans was driving on a revoked  license and that the wrong licence plate was on his vehicle.

The Narcotics Unit reportedly followed Evans as he pulled out of the carwash and traveled south on Route 66, before turning onto Route 70, and then Butcher Valley Road, where a traffic stop was attempted.

“Mr. Evans accelerated to a high rate of speed and refused to stop, continuing to travel into Greene County,” Armstrong stated in his report.

 “Approximately 1.4 miles into Greene County the vehicle was rapidly losing water from the radiator, and Mr. Evans eventually coasted to a stop.”

Aside from the oxycodone pills, deputies allegedly seized a small amount of marijuana, a partial suboxone strip and rolling papers.

“It was determined that a partial amount of Mr. Evans’ prescription oxycodone was being delivered to other parties,” Armstrong said.

Evans was charged with possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to deliver, felony evading arrest, possession of Schedule III narcotics, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license and failure to show proof of insurance.

He is scheduled for arraignment in Hawkins County Sessions court on Monday.


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