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High-speed chase results in arrest

Published: 9:04 AM, 08/09/2011 Last updated: 9:04 AM, 08/09/2011

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

COSBY-A man led Cocke County Sheriff's Department officers on a high-speed chase on Newport city streets for over four miles at about 8 p.m. Saturday before he was apprehended. No one was hurt.

Charles Ernest Gray, 34, of 2941 Bogard Road, in Cosby, was arrested and charged with fleeing to evade, driving with a revoked license (3rd offense), reckless driving, possession of stolen property, driving an unregistered vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving uninsured and failure to appear/capias.

Sgt. Steve Johnson reported that he observed a white Chevy Blazer getting off the 435 westbound exit of Interstate 40. The vehicle allegedly matched the description of a vehicle that had fled from Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell about one week earlier.

When Hartsell tried to stop the Chevy as it turned onto Heritage Boulevard, the vehicle failed to stop for emergency lights and siren, the report stated.

Gray then allegedly drove the Chevy at a high rate of speed, including traveling through a ditch to avoid two vehicles and a Stop sign, according to Johnson's report.

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