A man who allegedly ran a deputy off the road before crashing his vehicle has been bound to the grand jury.
The driver, Isaac Blaylock, 35, waived his right to preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and was bound to the grand jury on charges of reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, altering plates and third-offense driving on a suspended license.
His charges came after he was reported “swerving all over the road at a high rate of speed” by another motorist. A deputy, who was heading to Knoxville at the time, reported seeing Blaylock pull in the parking lot at The Landing. Less than a half-hour later, another call came in saying the same vehicle had crashed in a field and the driver had tried to hide the crashed vehicle.
“I made contact with him about a half-mile down the road where he identified himself as Isaac Blaylock but denied the vehicle was his,” recalled deputy Jason Richardson in his warrant against Blaylock.
His claim was quickly called into doubt as the deputy made an incriminating discovery.
“The keys to the vehicle were in his pocket,” Richardson said.
A closer inspection of the car revealed the temporary tag on the car he was driving had been altered. Blaylock was also driving on a suspended license and had two prior arrests for driving without a license.