Four arrested while offering to tree trimming service

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Four people were arrested on Sunday while going door-to-door offering to trim trees. Police were called to 1900 block of Highland Drive around 8:40 p.m.

One of the men was reportedly talking with a homeowner when the first officer arrived, while two more people were in a 1998 Toyota Camry that was parked in the driveway. Police said one of the passengers, Amber Borawski, was uncooperative and extremely intoxicated.

When a second officer showed up to assist, a fourth person, Aaron Baker, was seen jumping a fence and running through a neighbor's backyard. He was later found hiding and arrested for Evading Arrest and had an Outstanding Warrant in Knox Co.

A pipe that had been fashioned into a weapon, an empty bottle of Hydrocodone, and several beer cans were found in the car, according to police.

The man who had been talking with the homeowner, Dustin Lynn Murphy, was arrested for Possession of an Unlawful Weapon and had an Outstanding Warrant in Jefferson Co. Borawski was arrested for Public Intoxication and the other person in the car, Grant Brown was cited for having an Open Container.

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