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Monday, June 11, 2018

Weekend pursuits
Last week Newport authorities filed charges after a 40 minute pursuit by Newport and Cocke County authorities, and this weekend county deputies participated in two more pursuits. Friday evening, Deputy Lt. Chris Gregg received complaints of a speeding car on Highway 73, and he met a speeding car operated by Dusten James Toby, 32, Blue Ridge Way, Newport. When an attempt was made to stop Toby, he sped up and then passed cars on a narrow gravel road. During the chase, Toby struck a mailbox on the Jerry Ford property. While traveling on the Edwina Bridgeport Road, at the intersection with Marvin Way, the Toby vehicle went out of control, left the roadway and rolled. When Lt. Gregg approached the vehicle he found Toby and his passenger,Cody Johnson, 24, Tree Road, Cosby, exiting the car. He held them at gunpoint until backup arrived. Both occupants were taken by First Call EMS to the Newport Medical Center for evaluation and then were jailed. A search of the vehicle revealed Hydrocodone, as well as legend drugs, and a cut straw. Toby faces charges of Evading Arrest, Failure to Exercise Due Care, Possession of Schedule II and Legend Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Vandalism. Johnson is charged with Possession of Hydrocodone and Legend Drugs as well as Drug Paraphernalia. Cocke County Deputy Sgt. Max laughter said he clocked a purple Dodge Dakota traveling 70 miles per hour in a 45 mile zone on the Cosby Highway, at 9:37 pm on Saturday. When the officer attempted a traffic stop, Chad Edward Booterbaugh, 38, Estie Way, Newport, sped away, and turned onto Coconut Way, sliding as he made the turn. The pursuit continued as Booterbaugh turned rapidly onto Eastie Way, sliding on the gravel roadway. The suspect traveled at a high rate of speed stopping at a neighboring residence and then running into the home. Sgt. Laughter said there were a number of children playing outside along the roadway as the suspect drove in a reckless manner. Booterbaugh said he fled because he was driving on a suspended license. He is charged with Reckless Driving, Evading Arrest, Speeding, Resisting Arrest, Driving on a Suspended License and No Insurance.

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