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Kingsport man tries to avoid police by hiding in laundry

June 10th, 2014 9:51 am by Nick Shepherd

Kingsport man tries to avoid police by hiding in laundry

Christopher Wilson

A Kingsport man who attempted to elude police by hiding in a laundry basket and covering himself with clothes was tased after he also tried to resist arrest, according to a police report.

Kingsport officers were attempting to serve a warrant on Christopher Wilson, 24, 1309 Mimosa Dr,, Kingsport, for driving on a revoked license. Before Officer Jesse Griggs knocked on the door to the residence, he could see Wilson standing with his mother, Michelle Wilson, 47, at the kitchen table.

According to Griggs, he knocked on the door and then looked through the front window.

"I saw Michelle talking to Christopher and pointing toward the back part of the home, as if she was telling him where to hide," Griggs stated in his report.

Michelle Wilson answered the door and was asked by police if Christopher Wilson was home. Police say Michelle Wilson said she had not seen him and that he wasn't home. Griggs told her he had just seen Christopher go hide and asked again where he was. He was told again by Michelle Wilson that Christopher wasn't home, according to the police report. She then walked inside.

Griggs and another officer followed Michelle Wilson into the home and walked to a back room. Beside a washing machine, the officers say they located Wilson.

"I saw Christopher in the room attempting to hide beside a washing machine, by covering himself with clothing and a laundry basket," Griggs stated in his report.

Griggs arrested Michelle Wilson for making a false report, while the other officer removed the basket and clothing off Christopher Wilson and attempted to arrest him. Wilson reportedly jerked away violently from the officer and screamed he wasn't going back to jail.

A struggle ensued and Griggs tasered Wilson to "overcome his resistance, and to prevent him from becoming more violent."

Wilson was arrested for the warrant and additionaly charged with resisting arrest. Both were transported to the Kingsport City Jail. 

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