ROGERSVILLE – A Hancock County man was charged with multiple offenses after a pursuit by a Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s Deputy that ended when the vehicle he was driving struck a brick wall at the Health Department building on Park Boulevard early March 11.
Deputy Jesse Williams charged Wesley Lloyd Denim, 34, of 265 Main Street, Sneedville, with violating the light law (no tail lights), evading arrest by motor vehicle and by foot, possessing a Schedule VI drug, driving with a revoked license and violating the financial responsibility law.
The report indicated that while on patrol at 3:15 a.m., Williams saw a silver-colored Honda traveling on US 11W in Rogersville with no working tail lights. Williams wrote in his report that he attempted to stop the Honda near the intersection of US 11W and Park Boulevard but that the Honda turned onto Park Boulevard and kept going.
The Honda then turned into the parking lot of Sagebrush restaurant, continued over a concrete curb and down an embankment ,and traveled around a car wash and back onto Park Boulevard, according to the report.
The car then turned from Park Boulevard into the parking lot of the Hawkins Co. Health Department, traveled around the building, crossed a curb and struck a brick wall, Williams’ report stated.
The driver of the Honda then fled on foot.
A woman who apparently had been in the vehicle as well identified the driver as Denim.
Denim was subsequently located on the grounds of nearby Hawkins Elementary School by Rogersville Police Officer Cambren Gibson.
When Denim was returned to the scene of the crash, a bag containing a substance believed to marijuana was found on his person. Denim also allegedly admitted that his driver’s license was revoked and officers found no proof of vehicle insurance in the car.
The report also indicated that after he was returned to the crash scene, he “went unresponsive” and was transported to the Ballad Health’s Hawkins Co. Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Denim was scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on March 13, according to the arrest report.