CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says the arrest of several people Friday helped solve multiple theft cases in the area.
Officers say two deputies on Friday tried to stop a Chevy truck that was driving reckless on Potato Farm Road. But the driver refused to stop and chase ensued.
The driver, Kerry Dishman, 38, eventually stopped and took off on foot. But he was quickly captured. A passenger, William Lance, 32, did not try to run and was arrested.
Dishman’s charges included failure to appear, evading arrest, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended license.
Lance was taken to the Justice Center and later released.
Investigators went to the Dishman's home on Potato Farm Rd. That's where they arrested Charles Wyatt, 35, for failure to appear.
As deputies and investigators left the home, a gray passenger van was discovered abandoned at the intersection of Potato Farm Road and Wattenbarger Road. Witnesses say two men left from the van on a cruiser style motorcycle with loud exhaust. After contacting the registered owner which is Cumberland Fellowship Church of Crossville, Tennessee it was discovered that the van had been stolen from the church sometime earlier.
A short time after the recovery of the van, an officer observed a cruiser style motorcycle with loud exhaust on Potato Farm Road. He tried to stop the motorcycle, but the driver took off.
The driver eventually ditched the motorcycle on Ryan Road and took off on foot. A search of the area was conducted by officers of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, Crossville Police Department, and Tennessee Highway Patrol. Scottie Ingram, 38, was located and apprehended as he was discovered hiding in a wooded area.
The motorcycle that Ingram had been riding was later discovered to have been stolen. The owner discovered that his home and outbuilding had also been burglarized and numerous items had been stolen.
Ingram is charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, failure to appear, driving on a revoked license, and with not having a driver's license.
Driving on Revoked Drivers License - $500 bond Court date: 4/14/2014
No Drivers License - $500 bond Court date: 4/14/2014
Evading Arrest - $5,000 bond Court date: 4/14/2014
Resisting Arrest - $5,000 bond Court date: 4/14/2014
Failure to Appear - Attachment - $1,000 bond plus 10 days to serve Court date: 4/14/2014
Contempt of Court - Capias - No bond 10 days to serve Court date: 4/21/2014
Chief Investigator Casey Cox and Investigator Jerry Jackson went back to Dishman's home and recovered a Craftsman air compressor and utility trailer which had been stolen.
As Investigators were returning these items deputies responded to 444 Muddy Branch Lane for another burglary. At the residence deputies discovered and recovered three seats which belong to the van which had been stolen from Cumberland Fellowship Church.
The investigation is currently ongoing and charges are pending against subjects involved regarding this matter.