BY KEN LITTLE
Thomas Dane Hankins didn't want to come clean when sheriff's deputies arrived Thursday afternoon at his mother's house to serve a violation-of-probation warrant.
Now he will appear today in General Sessions Court on additional charges as a result.
Hankins, 24, of 360 Whirlwind Road, was found hiding inside a dryer full of clothing in a back room of the house, sheriff's Deputy Chuck Humphreys said in a report.
Hankins' mother, Constance R. Bishop, told deputies her son was not at home but gave them permission to search the house.
"I found the defendant hiding in a dryer in a back room of the residence in an attempt to elude law enforcement," the report said.
In addition to being served with the failure-to-appear warrant, Hankins was charged with evading arrest.
Bishop, 45, was charged with being an accessory after the fact of evading arrest.
"After getting consent to search, [Bishop] stated she had let him out the back door when I got there," the report said.
"[Bishop] knowingly and willingly provided false information to law enforcement in an attempt to conceal her son's whereabouts."
Bishop was also scheduled to appear today in General Sessions Court.