ROGERSVILLE — An investigation last week into a report of an ntoxicated man walking along Carters Valley Road resulted in the arrest of a Kingsport man on a laundry list of charges.
Deputy Hunter Lamons, with the Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s Office, was dispatched about 4:40 p.m. on June 1, 2019, to an address on Carters Valley Road, in Church Hill, in response to reports that a male walking in a yard and the roadway appeared to be intoxicated.
Upon arrival, Lamons said in his report, he located a subject matching the man’s description walking up a driveway.
The man, who was later identified as Clifton Leon Rogers, 36, appeared to be “lethargic, paranoid, and had pin-point pupils”, Lamons’ report said.
“He then stated he was going towards Kingsport and was stopping at his friend’s house,” the report stated. “The owner of the home came to the door and stated she did not know the male.”
At that point, the deputy asked for ID from the man but he said “he lost it and didn’t have any”.
“He even tried to walk away from my patrol car at which time I gave him the verbal command to come back and grabbed his right arm,” Lamons’ report continued. “At which time the male took an aggressive stance, I gave verbal commands for him to calm down and stop tensing up, at which time the male turned and took off running on foot.”
After more verbal commands to stop, Lamons pursued the man and, after a lengthy foot chase and taser deployment, took the subject into custody.
A check through the National Crime Information Computer network revealed that Rogers was wanted out of Scott County, Virginia, for failure to appear on an obstruction of justice charge.
A search of Rogers turned up two white pills, believed to be Gabapentin, and .84 grams of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, the report states.
Rogers was charged with public intoxication, evading arrest, simple possession (Gabapentin), simple possession (marijuana), resisting arrest and being a fugitive from justice.
He was transported to the Hawkins Co. Jail for booking.