|Published: 9:13 AM, 10/28/2013
||Last updated: 9:14 AM, 10/28/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Tellico Plains man who failed to
appear for his arraignment on kidnapping and other charges in Monroe
County Criminal Court last Monday was arrested near Coker Creek
Jerry Douglas Ellis, 36, Highway 68, is
charged in connection with an alleged violent kidnapping in June. He
had waived his case onto the Monroe County Grand Jury, but he failed
to appear in court, leading to warrants for his arrest.
Monroe County Sheriff's Detective
Doug Brannon first spotted Ellis on Wednesday on Highway 68 and tried
to take him in, but Ellis took off in a four wheel drive Toyota and
drove through fields and yards and roads where he nearly caused
several accidents before he managed to get away.
The next day, Deputy Josh Woods was
told that Ellis' truck was parked at a house on New Highway 68
between Tellico and Coker Creek. The owner of the property said he
didn't want to the truck there and Woods found it about 200 yards
into the woods.
Woods approached the vehicle and found
Ellis inside. He told him to surrender, but Ellis took off. Woods
gave chase and eventually caught Ellis. Woods said he was injured
during the chase, but didn't say what the injury was.
See full story in the Sunday, Oct. 27, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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