A Jacksboro man is facing extensive charges, all which occurred in less than 60 days, following Monday’s convening of the grand jury.
After the grand jury’s session Gerard Shawn Ellison has 10 charges he must answer for.
Among those is a five count indictment related to the confiscation of a meth lab by LaFollette Police.
In October 2008, Ellison and a female were observed in an area where LPD officers were investigating the possibility of a lab in Ivey Dell. Upon being seen, the two attempted to leave the area, the arrest report said. But in their haste, the duo nearly struck a LaFollette Police car that was attempting to block the road, LPD records said.
This prompted them to turn around heading back to Ivey Dell Mountain. While Ellison and his passenger tried to flee, they passed a log truck on a blind curve forcing it off the road, the arrest report said. Soon, the pair wrecked the vehicle and attempted to escape on foot. This led to a foot pursuit.
The female was quickly captured. However, Ellison led police straight up the mountain, the report said.
Eventually Det. Jason Henegar, Officer Daniel Terry and Lt. Monty Miller arrested Ellison.
When officers searched the car, they found meth related items, the arrest report said.
This incident led to the indictment charging Ellison with promotion to manufacture meth, felony evading arrest, evading arrest, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.
This arrest came just a week after Ellison had another run in with police.
That indictment alleges Ellison was driving on a revoked license. As he did this, Ellison attempted to evade law enforcement. This garnered him an indictment for driving on revoked license, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.
Ellison was also indicted for escape on Monday.
In August, he failed to return to the county jail after a temporary leave. He had been provisionally released from the jail to attend an inpatient treatment facility, the indictment said.
He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.