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Scott bound for evading arrest
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A man who ran from police twice in one day, once in a speeding car and once on foot, has been bound to the grand jury.
The suspect, Christopher Scott, 38, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in General Sessions Court and was bound to the grand jury on charges of evading arrest on foot, evading arrest in a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, and third-offense driving on a suspended license.
His charges come after police tried to stop him for driving without a license on Beersheba Street. McMinnville Police Sgt. Ben Cantrell said he turned on his blue lights and tried to stop Scott, realizing the suspect was driving on a suspended license.
“He accelerated rapidly, passed the vehicle in front of him on a double yellow line, and went into the oncoming lane of traffic almost causing a collision with traffic in the oncoming lane,” Cantrell said of the car chase. “He continued driving on Beersheba Street at speeds of 90 mph.”
Cantrell stopped the chase out of concern for public safety but was able to get the tag number. He also determined Scott had two prior convictions for driving on a suspended license, the convictions coming in 2007 and 2013.
While getting away, his freedom didn’t last long after police, who were watching his home, noted the lights had come on inside the suspect’s Hamilton Street residence. Scott fled but was found hiding in the bushes on Nunley Street.