A man who tried to pass a counterfeit $100 bill and then fled from lawmen has been sentenced to two years in prison.
The man, Terry Lee Baucom Jr., 29, entered a no-contest plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of evading arrest and felony reckless endangerment. He was ordered to serve two years in the state penitentiary, a sentence that will be served in addition to time he owes for a crime in Rutherford County.
His sentence comes after he and another man allegedly tried to pass a possibly counterfeit $100 bill at Scot Market. The clerk gave officers a description of the men and police were soon on their tail, finding them driving nearby on Chancery Street.
However, the suspects did not intend to be caught easily as they 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 Allen McAdams trying to pass the fake bill.
Deputies crossed paths again with them 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 law violations, admitted he was the driver of the getaway vehicle and he was the one who tried to outrun the law.