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Stolen vehicle leads authorities on chase

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Stolen vehicle leads authorities on chase

By Nancy Bright, TYPESETTER

 

Stolen vehicle leads authorities on chase   By NANCY L. BRIGHT nancy@lafollettepress.com   On Dec. 17 the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department answered a call about the location of stolen Toyota pickup at 178 Card Lane in Caryville. Campbell County Sheriff’s Department officers were led on chase beginning in Caryville and proceeding off road in the Pinecrest area. Quentheny Ray Sexton then reappeared on Towe String Road and pursued by the LaFollette Police Department. The vehicles next continued into the Demory/Grantsboro area. Sexton then allegedly went off road again in the old Rainbow Dock area; he managed to come back on the paved road. He then began traveling toward LaFollette while still being pursued by the CCSD and the LPD. Police blocked Sexton at the Grantsboro area but that didn’t stop him, they said. Instead of stopping he proceeded up a private gravel driveway. When Sexton reached the end of the driveway, he allegedly wrecked the vehicle and ran from the scene. Sexton eventually apprehended in the woods nearby by the LPD, according to Detective Jimmy Jefferies. Sexton, 33, 104 Massey and Jones Lane, LaFollette was arrested on charges of felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, reckless driving, traffic control device, evading arrest, vandalism, burglary, theft of property over $1,000, vandalism over $1,000, felony evading arrest and evading arrest. He was scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 22.