|Hurst pursuit and arrest|
Bond has been set at $75,000 for a Cocke County man who was the subject of a lengthy pursuit Monday evening by Newport officers. Patrol Officer Shane Bower said he tried to stop Patrick Scott Hurst, Jr., 21, Overlook Way, Newport at 8:30 pm after he was clocked speeding on Morrell Springs Road and was not wearing his seatbelt. Hurst fled onto Golf Course Raod, then to Highway 73, and eventually onto a dead-end road, Murray Branch Road, where he was taken into custody. Patrol Officers William Garber and Brandon Cassidy also were involved in the high speed, 30-minute chase. A search of the vehicle revealed two .22 caliber rifles and ammunition, heroin, 29 grams of methamphetamine, Zolpiderm, suboxone and marijuana. Hurst also was in possession of glass pipes, digital scales and plastic baggies. He now is charged with two counts Possession of a Firearm During The Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine for Resale, Evading Arrest, Possession of Schedule I, III, IV and VI Controlled Substances, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Traffic Device violation, Speeding, Failure to Exercise Due Care as well as a Seatbelt violation.