An Athens man did not want to be arrested April 4.
Madisonville Police Sgt. Kyle Day said it was just before 10:30 p.m. when he was on Hiwassee Road and saw a gold Ford Explorer cross the double lines. Day said he ran the SUV’s tag through dispatch and it came back as having been reported stolen.
Day said he turned on his lights and siren but the vehicle took off. Day said he chased the SUV down Hiwassee Road, onto Reed Springs Road, then Sunnyvale Road and onto Highway 11 toward Loudon.
The chase then went onto Highway 323 and onto I-75 then took exit 62 where the driver ran over stop sticks put down by Sweetwater Police, but kept going, turning onto Murray’s Chapel Road where the driver eventually wrecked.
Day said he and Sweetwater Officer Trey Kilby conducted the stop on the car and had to eventually break the window to get the driver out. A passenger in the car also was taken into custody.
Day identified the driver as Demetrius Dwan Bonner and the passenger as Carrisa Angela Borden.
Day said a search of the SUV turned up a baggie of a brown substance believed to be Heroin and several smaller bags with suspected meth in them. There were also several Alprazolam pills found in the SUV.
Day said he also found a handgun, 93 rounds of ammunition, $314 on Bonner and $1,123 in a black bag in the SUV. There were also brass knuckles, scales, a glass pipe and straws in the SUV.
Bonner, 35, Sharp Road, Athens, was charged with possession of Heroin for resale, possession of meth for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license third offense, possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of prohibited weapons and four traffic violations.
Borden, 38, Hill Loop, Madisonville, was charged with possession of heroin or resale, possession of meth for resale, possession of Alprazolam, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.