Lenoir City man charged with habitual motor offenses

From Staff Reports Daily Times
A Lenoir City man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly driving recklessly and attempting to evade arrest, according to a Blount County Sheriff’s Office report.

Anthony DeWayne Parks, 30, was being held in lieu of bonds totaling $11,000 pending a 9 a.m. Oct. 13 hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court.

Deputy Cory Phillips was en route to a disturbance and dispatchers told him that one of the subjects involved left the residence in a white Ford Thunderbird.

“While I was traveling down Topside Road, I observed a white Ford Thunderbird traveling at a high rate of speed,” Phillips said in the report. “I then turned around and attempted to catch up to the vehicle. The vehicle then made a quick right hand turn into the Louisville Square Market and came to an abrupt stop.”

Phillips said in the report that he then saw Parks step out of the vehicle and pour a beer out under the vehicle. “Upon further investigation, I learned through dispatch that Parks was revoked for habitual motor offender,” he said in the report.

Phillips then asked Parks to turn around and put his hands behind his back, according to the report. “While I was pulling my handcuffs out to place him under arrest, he then fled on foot in an attempt to evade arrest,” Phillips said. “Mr. Parks was asked to stop several times and he refused to do so. After a foot pursuit, Mr. Parks was placed in custody and transported to Blount County Jail.”