Police chase leads Knoxville police to woman wanted for 8 felonies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A traffic stop attempt Tuesday morning in east Knoxville leads to two arrests, Knoxville Police Dept. spokesperson Darrell DeBusk announced.

According to DeBusk, an officer tried to pull over a Dodge Neon near Nash Road and Yankee Street when the driver, Malcom Crowell, swerved into the left lane, opened his door, and dove out of the car into the woods. After a brief chase, Cowell was caught and arrested without further incident.

He was booked for Evading, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and No Seatbelt and the Neon was towed to the impound yard, DeBusk said. Officers also discovered he was wanted on three outstanding warrants, two in Knox Co. and one in Morgan Co.

After he was arrested, DeBusk said, authorities learned he was staying with Dorothy Currie, a woman who had eight felony warrants for her arrest. Six of them were for forgery, theft, and unauthorized use of a credit card. Officers tracked her down to the Family Inn on Rutledge Pike where she had been staying with Cowell.


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