BY KEN LITTLE
A woman who allegedly led Baileyton police and other officers on a lengthy vehicle pursuit on Oct. 9 was taken into custody Thursday and charged with evading arrest and drug possession counts.
Jodi Beth Brown, 22, of 425 Ted Weems Road, was charged with felony evading arrest, two counts of possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, violation of probation, and violation of the financial responsibility and registration laws.
A first Greene County General Sessions Court appearance was set for today.
Brown allegedly fled police attempting to pull over the Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck she was driving on Oct. 9, a report by Baileyton police Officer John Jones said.
Police knew that Brown had outstanding arrest warrants when they tried to make the traffic stop.
"When police activated emergency lights, the pickup sped up on (Baileyton Road)," the report said.
The truck continued down the road, allegedly "failing to yield to police lights and sirens for approximately 20 minutes" before officers discontinued the pursuit, the report said.
The truck was found a short time later on Downey Road "where she had wrecked," the report said.
A box found inside the pickup truck contained a plastic bag with five grams of white powder that tested positive for cocaine, the report said.
Also found in the box were other plastic bags, a small spoon with residue on it, and several hypodermic needles, the report added.
The truck had no insurance and had a switched tag from another vehicle, the report added.
Brown had other pending drug charges from May 16, sheriff's Deputy Michael MacDonald said in a report.
Brown was allegedly found in possession of "multiple" plastic bags containing nearly one gram of methamphetamine, along with a set of digital scales, the report said.
"(She) also did admit to exchanging methamphetamine in exchange for currency," the report said.
Brown allegedly failed to appear in General Sessions Court on Sept. 9 on a charge of theft under $500 and violation of probation, sheriff's deputies said in another report.
Bond for Brown was set at $34,000.