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Law catches up to alleged counterfeiter
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A man who ran from the law after trying to pass a suspicious-looking $100 bill at a local business has been bound to the grand jury.
The man, Terry L. Baucom Jr., 29, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and was bound to the grand jury on charges of reckless endangerment, evading arrest, and sixth-offense driving on a revoked license.
He is charged after he allegedly tried to pass a possibly counterfeit $100 bill at Scot Market. The clerk gave officers a description of the man and police were soon on his tail, finding him driving nearby on Chancery Street. However, the suspect did not intend to be caught easily as he sped away from officers, temporarily evading capture. In the meantime, officers went back to Scot Market and viewed a video that caught both Baucom and passenger, Allen McAdams, trying to pass the fake bill.
Deputies crossed paths again with him later that evening, giving chase on Pleasant Hill Road.
“The vehicle crashed on Old Shelbyville Road at Crisp Springs Market,” revealed Sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Myers. “They exited the vehicle and tried to flee on foot.”
They were caught by lawmen and were positively identified as the men who had been in Scot Market with the counterfeit cash.
Baucom, who has a lengthy record of traffic violations, admitted he was the driver of the getaway vehicle and he was the one who tried to outrun the law. McAdams has charges pending.