Looking to serve a warrant on a wanted subject turned into a running, fighting experience for a Monroe County deputy Jan. 20.
Deputy Cole Morgan said he was sent to a house on Old Highway 68 near Sweetwater just after 9 p.m. after word came that Spencer Colin Smythia, wanted for violation of probation, was at the house.
Morgan said he was met at the house by two people, including Brittani Dixon, who Morgan said could be heard saying, “Go, please go.”
Morgan said he heard a running sound from the backyard at that point and yelled for whoever it was to stop, then saw Smythia jump a fence and take off.
Morgan said he gave chase and soon found Smythia in a neighbor’s car trying to leave. Smythia was then taken into custody.
Morgan said he put Smythia into his patrol car and told Dixon she was going to jail also, but she turned to run into the house. Morgan gave chase and he ended up struggling with Dixon before using his Taser on her.
Morgan said as he was taking Dixon into custody, EMS was called after she complained of chest pains from being Tased. She was taken to Sweetwater Hospital where she eventually checked herself out and left.
Smythia, 21, in addition to his violation of probation, was also charged with resisting arrest.
Dixon, 25, is being sought on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.