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Monday, January 13, 2020

Banks pursuit and crash
A Cocke County couple face charges following a Friday evening pursuit which began on Dark Hollow Road in Cocke County and ended in a crash. Cocke County Deputy James Cupp said he observed David Michael Banks, Jr., 30, Summer House Hollow Road, Del Rio, driving without a seat belt and he attempted a traffic stop, but Banks took off "at a high rate of speed". The officer said the 2001 Toyota was traveling recklessly and at speeds of 75 to 80 miles per hour on the two-lane, windy road. The passenger door opened but slammed shut during the pursuit and prior to the vehicle crashing. After the crash, Banks fled on foot, and after ignoring commands to halt, Officer Cupp deployed his K9 Narco. The dog bit Banks on the stomach taking him to the ground. The subject was ordered to lie on the ground but when he again tried to run away, Banks was bitten a second time by the dog, causing a small laceration to his eye. The passenger, Ashley Banks, 27, of the same address, complied when she was told to lie on the ground. She was wanted on two warrants charging her with probation violations. Ms. banks told officers she wanted to leave the vehicle during the pursuit but the driver would not allow her to leave the auto. First Call EMS examined David Banks at the scene and he then was jailed on charges of kidnapping, felony reckless endangerment, driving on a revoked license, evading arrest and resisting stop/halt. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was called to the scene to investigate the crash. The agency's report says Banks was actively fleeing from Deputy Cupp, when he lost control in a curve. When the auto left the roadway it struck a fence line, and then a utility pole before coming to rest in a field. The THP charged Banks with driving on a revoked license, no insurance, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to exercise due care.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

  • Sutton chooses the electric chair
  • Cocke County home fires
  • Holt free on bond
  • Board of Sanitation
  • TVA fuel costs to drop

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

  • Worex-Parker terminated
  • South Highway 321 closure
  • Cocke County Legislative Body meets
  • Alexander on impeachment
  • Greene County cattle rustlers
  • Tennessee is # 1
  • Gasoline prices are dropping

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

  • Morris indicted
  • Legislative session is underway
  • Grooms/Valentine charges
  • Legal aid for seniors
  • KCCB litter pickup postponed
  • Krystal files for Chapter 11

    Monday, January 20, 2020

  • Forest Hills Baptist Church destroyed by fire
  • Rafting was positive in 2019
  • Thacker arrest
  • New Market robbery
  • Barrett teen is back home.

    Saturday, January 18, 2020

  • Joy Barrett is missing
  • Worex-Parker has been terminated Update)
  • General Committee talks recreation
  • KCCB announces cleanup/environmental projects
  • Waterline break in Parrottsville

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