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Monday, April 23, 2018

Two arrested following Newport pursuit
A pursuit which began in Newport early Saturday morning resulted in the arrest of two individuals. Newport Sgt. Derek Wright said he attempted to stop a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle on the Cosby Highway but the vehicle fled through town, onto East Highway 25/70 and then onto Old Long Creek Road where the auto slid to a stop. The driver, Thomas Edwards, 22, and his passenger, Jesse Cavett, 41, no addresses given, both fled on foot. Officer Wright used a taser in his attempt to arrest Edwards but as he was being handcuffed, the suspect took off again on foot, through a lawn and into a wooded area. Cocke County deputies arrived and assisted in the search. Deputy Sgt. Max Laughter again tasered Edwards and he was taken into custody on charges of DUI, Evading Arrest, Fleeing To Evade Police, Failure To Yield To Emergency Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, Reckless Driving, Speeding, No Insurance, Driving On A Suspended license, Failure to Comply With A Stop Sign, Running A Red Light and Improper Lane Change. Edwards also was wanted on a warrant charging him with Failure To Appear In Court. When Cavett was arrested, he allegedly had a bag of methamphetamine in his mouth, so he was charged with that offense as well as Evading Arrest. He also was wanted on three counts of Contempt Of Court.


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