A man who allegedly did not stop Tuesday night when a Greeneville police officer attempted to pull him over was charged with evading arrest and several other offenses.
David P. Hyatt, 42, of 2950 Buckingham Road, was also charged with sale or delivery of a controlled substance, possessing contraband in a penal institution and driving on a revoked license-6th offense and was cited for failure to yield.
Hyatt was also served an active arrest warrant for violation of parole.
Police attempted to make a traffic stop on Hyatt about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday on Bernard Avenue at Walnut Street for ignoring a yield sign, Capt. Steve Hixson said in a report.
Hyatt continued driving through a residential neighborhood at low speed but allegedly disregarded the parol car with emergency lights and siren activated.
A records check showed Hyatt’s driver’s license was revoked and he had been charged five times previously for the offense, the report said.
Hyatt eventually pulled over and a search of the car he was driving after arrest netted 3.69 grams of methamphetamine along with two sets of digital scales, more than 100 glassine bags and $562 in cash “consistent with drug trafficking,” the report said. More meth was found on Hyatt after he was taken to the Greene County Detention Center, the report said.
Bond for Hyatt was set at $68,000 pending a first scheduled appearance Wednesday in General Sessions Court.
He was recently released from jail.
Hyatt was charged early Oct. 21 with public intoxication by sheriff’s deputies after being seen “staggering up the sidewalk” on East Depot Street.
He told deputies that he “was an inmate on the floor cleaning crew” even though he had been released on Oct. 10 from jail, a report said. Hyatt was later sentenced to 30 days in jail, with all but 10 days of the charge suspended.