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High speed pursuit in Claiborne nets several charges for Tazewell man

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Johnny Dyke- CCJ

Wednesday morning April 29, 2020 in Claiborne County. Narcotics Detective Chris Cardwell, along with Major Crimes Detectives Tim Shrout and Eric Fraley were traveling on Highway 25E southbound when a vehicle passed them at a high rate of speed traveling northbound.

The officers turned and attempted a traffic stop at the Tazewell City Limits, but the driver, identified as 43 year old Johnny Dyke of Tazewell, fled at a high rate of speed leading to a pursuit. After several U-turns the chase made it’s way to Highway 63. During the incident Dyke attempted to strike one of the officers head on.

The chase was finally brought to an end when Dyke attempted another U-turn close to the Campbell/Claiborne County line and several units boxed him in.

Dyke was taken into custody and lodged in the Claiborne County Jail charged by Detective Tim Shrout with:

Aggravated assault on an officer, resisting stop-halt-frisk, reckless endangerment, DUI – 1st degree, driving while suspended, speeding, 2 counts of traffic control device, evading arrest, financial responsibility, and vandalism under $1,000.

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