A man took off on foot after the Flock Safety System reported he passed by in a stolen car June 14. Using the Flock Safety System at the intersection of Ball Play Road and Hill Street, Madisonville Officer Andy Cline said a gold Chevrolet Malibu passed by displaying a license plate that came back being on a reportedly stolen car.

Cline said he found the car at the intersection of Ball Play Road and Highway 411 and ran the tag through dispatch who verified it had been reported stolen out of Athens.

Cline said he turned on his lights and siren and the car pulled into the parking lot of the Wil-Sav on Highway 411 and stopped. Cline said he then saw a man get out of the passenger side of the car. Cline said he told him not to move, but the man took off running.

Cline said other officers were given a description of the man and set up a perimeter to look for him. Cline then talked to the driver of the car and asked her who the man was. She identified him as John Robert Pike.

Cline then ran a check and found Pike had three warrants on him from Monroe County while the driver didn’t have any, but her license was revoked. Cline said he cited her for driving on a revoked license and not having insurance.

In the meantime, Detective Thomas Spradlin found Pike and told him to stop, but Pike kept running until Spradlin caught up with him and took him into custody.

Pike, 28, Reagan Valley Road, Tellico Plains, was charged with resisting arrest.

Cline said Detective Adam Russell tried several times to get ahold of the owner of the car, but was unsuccessful.

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