Expired tag leads to a vehicle pursuit and foot chase
From WRIL -
Early Tuesday morning November 12, 2019 a short time before 3:00am Middlesboro Police Officer Nick Capps initiated a traffic stop on a red 2001 Nissan for an expired registration. According to the citation Capps states the vehicle, driven by 19 year old Dylan Seiglar of Middlesboro, “blew through the stop sign” also running a traffic light heading east on Cumberland Avenue.
Seiglar then sped up and swerved across to the oncoming westbound lane avoiding Middlesboro Sgt. Clay Hurd who was in front of him. Then, without slowing down in wet wintry conditions, Sieglar drove through a red light at Cumberland Avenue and Highway 25E and rolled through another stop sign leading Officer Capps to the end of 10th street where he fled on foot. A short-lived foot pursuit lead to a wooded area where the officer caught up with Sieglar.
There was also a juvenile passenger in the vehicle.
Sieglar was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with fleeing or evading police - 2nd degree (motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police - 2nd degree (on foot), wanton endangerment, 2 counts of disregarding a stop sign, 2 counts of disregarding traffic light, speeding 20mph over the limit, careless driving, no insurance, no operators license, and no registration.