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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Williams arrest
A pursuit through Newport on Tuesday resulted in a number of charges for a Golf Course community man. Newport Patrol Officer Joshua Bigus said he received a report of an erratic driver and spotted Samuel Williams, 54, Sherwood Road, Newport, making a turn directly in front of an auto nearly causing a collision, at the intersection of Morrell Springs Road and Mineral Street at 3 pm. The officer stopped Williams on 10th. Street, finding the driver had no driver's license, vehicle registration or vehicle insurance. Williams told the officer "he was tired of everyone messing with him," according to Officer Bigus. "I didn't do nothing wrong," he added. And then Williams sped away. He traveled at 50 miles per hour on Morrell Springs Raod, passing vehicles on the double yellow line and forcing other autos off the roadway. At the intersection with Heritage Boulevard, Williams nearly hit the vehicle of Chief of Police Maurice Shults, and the erratic driving continued till the subject pulled into a driveway on Golf Course Road. Williams was directed at gunpoint to show his hands but responded that "he wasn't showing nothing."At that point, he was forcibly removed from the vehicle by Officer Bigus and Chief Shults. Now Williams faces charges of Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, Resisting Arrest, and 12 other traffic violations. He also was wanted on two warrants charging him with Failure to Appear for Cocke County Circuit Court hearings.


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