Four arrested after pursuit in Claiborne County
From the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department -
On Wednesday, June 16th, 2021, Detective’s with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations/Narcotics Division along with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division apprehended Elizabeth Walker (28), Kevin Lawson (37), Jeremy Walker (34) and Clyde Tuttle (54).
Detective’s and Deputies attempted to stop a 2002 Saturn Vue on Old Highway 33 around midnight when the vehicle refused to stop. A pursuit was initiated and traveled through the City of New Tazewell and Tazewell at speeds in excess of 80 mph where the driver attempted to strike police vehicles.
The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office along with New Tazewell and Tazewell Police Departments were finally able to slow the vehicle to a stop at the intersection of North Broad Street and Old Knoxville Road. Once the vehicle came to a stop the driver accelerated in reverse and struck a Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.
As the vehicle fled once again the vehicle struck a City of Tazewell police officer who was outside of his vehicle. Claiborne County Deputies then pursed the vehicle onto Old Knoxville Road where they were able to bring the vehicle to a final stop.
Elizabeth Walker (28) of Tazewell Tennessee was found to be the operator of the vehicle and was charged with Aggravated Assault (On a Police Officer x4), Felony Evading Arrest, Possession of Methamphetamine and Vandalism over $1,000.00.
The other three passengers were all charged with Resisting Arrest.