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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Wilson arrest
A Newport man faces a number of charges following a lengthy pursuit by Cocke County, Newport and Sevier County authorities early Wednesday morning. Deputy James Cupp said Jackie Wayne Wilson, 40, Garden Drive, refused to stop on dark Hollow Road, and he was pursued onto the Hooper Highway into Sevier County. Wilson then turned off and headed back to Cocke County at 3:30 am. Eventually, Deputy Brock Hannah deployed spike strips on Lower Bogard Road, flattening all four tires on the Wilson vehicle at the Triple Creek campground. The driver resisted arrest but after a short struggle was taken into custody. A search of the auto revealed a backpack belonging to Wilson which contained methamphetamine, marijuana, digital scales, small baggies, cut straw, syringe needles, brass knuckles, and a bottle of liquid used to falsify a drug screen. The passenger, Dalton Breeden, 21, told officers he had asked Wilson to let him out of the vehicle, but the driver refused. As a result Wilson was jailed on charges of kidnapping, evading arrest, possession of schedule II drugs, felony reckless endangerment, simple possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and driving on a revoked license. In addition, the subject was wanted for a community corrections violation.

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