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Brown gets 30 days for lying about wreck
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A woman who lied to deputies about who was driving a truck that crashed in a creek bed on Red Road will serve 30 days in jail.
The woman, Whitney Brown, 26, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of evading arrest. She was also directed to forfeit a handgun that was found in the wrecked truck. She was directed to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and pay $500 plus costs.
The charges all stemmed from a wreck on Red Road. When deputies arrived to investigate the crash, they found Brown trying to hide from them.
“She was found hiding in the creek bed in front of the truck,” said deputy Steven McMillan.
What followed was a revolving door of stories about how the truck ended up in the creek and who was driving.
“First she said her husband was driving and that he ran from the scene,” McMillan recalled. “Later she stated Derrick Sullivan was driving and that he ran from the scene.”
Most interesting to the deputy was the fact Brown’s license was suspended and that she had been found near the truck after the crash. Also of interest was a loaded Taurus 9 mm found on the floorboard.
Matters went from bad to worse six days later when lawmen went to a home on Spencer Highway to serve warrants against Derrick Sullivan. Officers reported finding Sullivan and Brown sitting on a bed.
Nearby, deputies found methamphetamine, leading to charges against both. Sullivan also picked up a weapons charge when officers found a pair of brass knuckles in some clothing belonging to him beside the bed.
Sullivan entered guilty pleas to his part in the drug case and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Charges concerning the finding of the drugs were dismissed against Brown in light of her plea to the wreck charges.