A Lenoir City man was arrested Nov. 24 following an attempt to flee.

Watching a black GMC Yukon with a headlight out traveling on Highway 11 near Old Stage Road, Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chance Gray turned around and while attempting to catch up noticed the driver traveling at a high rate of speed.

Gray attempted a traffic stop near Muddy Creek Road and ran the vehicle’s tags through dispatch, which came back owned by Daniel R. Meeker, 26, who had an active violation of parole and other warrants out of Knox County.

The vehicle turned into Martel Estates and made “several circles” around the neighborhood before coming to a stop, Gray wrote in a report. Meeker then fled on foot.

“I then gave Mr. Meeker multiple warnings to stop or I would send my K-9 but he ignored,” Gray wrote in a report. “I then sent my K-9 Kora to apprehend Mr. Meeker, but he crossed a fence that prevented her from catching him. After crossing the fence, K-9 Kora began pulling me toward an open gate in the back yard of (a residence on) Crestview Circle. Once at the gate, a female opened a window and stated that Mr. Meeker was in her home.”

Deputies entered the house and arrested Meeker. During a pat-down search, law enforcement located a syringe in Meeker’s pocket. A syringe was also found inside the vehicle.

Meeker was charged with two counts of evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation or parole and lights required on motor vehicle and held on $12,000 bond.

Man found with methWhile on patrol Sunday, Lenoir City Police Officer Riley Miller saw a blue Ford Mustang exit a motel parking lot at a high rate of speed on U.S. Highway 321 near Interstate 75.

The driver pulled into the left lane and abruptly hit the brakes to make a U-turn without using a signal, which caused a vehicle behind to nearly wreck.

Miller then initiated a traffic stop at a nearby gas station. Randy Scott Pride, 44, of Clinton, appeared nervous and was making “several fidgety movements” inside the car, along with not answering rational questions, Miller wrote in a report.

“I had Pride step out of the vehicle due to his deceptive behavior and to speak with him about a citation,” Miller wrote in the report. “While speaking with Pride about the citation, I requested for a K-9 to conduct an open air sniff of the vehicle.”

The dog positively alerted officers of narcotics inside the vehicle. Law enforcement located a large baggie with a crystal-like substance and a regular-sized baggie with a crystal-like substance, both of which tested positive for methamphetamine. The baggies were inside a McDonald’s bag on the passenger seat. Total weight of the meth was 14.1 ounces.

Officers also located a digital scale, two glass pipes and a drug ledger with different weights and prices.

Pride was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth and driving while in possession of meth and held without bond.

Nov. 20

• Levin Joseph Henson, 21, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,500 bond.

• Dakota Lance Hurst, 31, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property, forgery, criminal simulation and capias-general sessions and held on $39,000 bond.

• Ashley Carol Kalb, 37, Loudon, was charged with manufacture, sell, delivery or possession of a controlled substance and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $3,000 bond.

• Bonnie Sue Matheson, 47, Maryville, was charged with failure to appear-municipal court and held without bond.

• Jacob Tyler Miller, 26, Lenoir City, was charged with two counts of criminal simulation and held on $6,000 bond.

• Jeffery Scott Moneymaker, 43, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and released on $1,000 bond.

• Ronnie Dale Sanders III, 31, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.

Nov. 21

• Jeremy Lee Barton, 34, Lenoir City, was charged with contempt of court and released on $3,559 bond.

• Amanda Lynn Bunch, 34, Lenoir City, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange, aggravated criminal trespass and public intoxication and held without bond.

• Kevin Dwayne Helton, 33, Loudon, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $2,000 bond.

• Matthew Jacob McDonald, 23, Knoxville, was charged with assault and resisting arrest and released on $2,000 bond.

• Daniel Jhugh Mims, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with aggravated assault and domestic assault and held on $6,000 bond.

• David Michael Mitchell, 51, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault and released on $1,000 bond.

Nov. 22

• Christopher Lee Sharp, 28, Knoxville, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.

• Amanda Danyell Brown, 34, Knoxville, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $6,000 bond.

• Virgil Gordon Brown, 68, Ormond Beach, Fla., was charged with capias-general sessions and released on $6,000 bond.

• Melanie Georgette Robertson, 44, Knoxville, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, custodial interference, harboring or hiding a runaway child and capias-general sessions and held on $14,000 bond.

Nov. 23

• Russell Allen Conner, 42, Knoxville, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and released without bond.

• James Cordell Holt, 23, Lenoir City, was charged with assisting other agency and held without bond.

• Jennifer Leona Mayfield, 48, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and held on $1,000 bond.

Nov. 24

• Samuel James Noble, 34, Jackson, Ky., was charged with fugitive from justice and held without bond.

• Elijah Jenson Wood, 36, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and capias-municipal court and held on $5,300 bond.

Nov. 25

• Wesley Thomas Burton, 31, Loudon, was charged with two counts of failure to appear-general sessions and failure to appear-criminal court and held on $2,000 bond.

• Robert Anthony Chavarria Jr., 48, Loudon, was charged with two counts of domestic assault and public intoxication and released on $6,000 bond.

• Jacob Wesley Hicks, 52, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-municipal court and released on $2,000 bond.

• Edward Author Houser III, 43, Sweetwater, was charged with capias-general sessions and held without bond.

• Carl Joseph Kress Jr., 40, Philadelphia, was charged with violation of probation and capias-general sessions and held on $26,000 bond.

• Jeremiah Scott Kriner, 35, Sweetwater, was charged with capias-general sessions and released on $4,000 bond.

• Antonio Dejesus Millan-Centano, 25, Loudon, was charged with capias-general sessions and released on $6,000 bond.

Nov. 26

• Natasha Jill Cooley, 40, Knoxville, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on roadways laned for traffic and held on $5,000 bond.

• Joshua Daniel Hooper, 39, Loudon, was charged with driving without a valid license and held on $4,000 bond.

• Terrell Dominique Johnson, 25, Sweetwater, was charged with capias-general sessions and held on $6,000 bond.

• Stephen Kristopher Kannard, 50, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence, violation of implied consent and lights required on motor vehicle and released on $1,500 bond.

• Traci Lynn Winters, 58, Loudon, was charged with aggravated assault and released on $7,500 bond.

Nov. 27

• Timothy Lynn Skidmore, 22, Loudon, was charged with two counts of capias-general sessions and held on $2,000 bond.

• Joshua Andrew Tunkel, 33, was charged with capias-municipal court and held on $302 bond.

Nov. 28

• Brian Dewayne Maynard, 38, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault and held on $2,000 bond.

• Jeffery Scott Moneymaker, 43, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property and manufacture, sell, delivery, resale of a Schedule II substance and held on $25,000 bond.

• Francisco Javier Sanchez-Aldrete, 34, Harrison, was charged with theft of property, financial responsibility law and driving without a valid license and held on $17,000 bond.

Nov. 29

• Jeremy Mitchell Crews, 43, Sevierville, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held on $1,000 bond.

• Theresa Michelle Stinnett, 33, Loudon, was charged with three counts of failure to appear-general sessions and held without bond.