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Sequatchie County deputies capture two local wanted men

Timothy Davis (left) and Chase Bradford.

Oct. 10, 2018 – Wednesday, Oct. 3, officers with the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Department arrested wanted men in two separate incidents.

Timothy Davis, 35, of Dunlap had active Grand Jury indictments against him when officers on patrol spotted him on West Valley Road, close to Griswold Recreation Park.

At about 1:13 p.m., officers observed a pickup pulling a red Dodge Neon,” Detective Jason Harvey said. “They recognized Timothy Davis, who was the driver of the Neon.”

When deputies activated their siren and lights and attempted to pull the vehicles over, Davis “jerked to the right, breaking the tow strap, and headed down Deakins Road.”

It did not take long for the disabled car to come to a stop, and officers arrested Davis without incident.

As Davis was taken into custody, deputies spotted a baggy containing a small amount of crystal methamphetamine on the driver's seat, Det. Harvey said.

When officers conducted an inventory of the car, they found marijuana and some prescription drugs “not prescribed to him,” Harvey said.

Davis was booked into the Sequatchie County Jail on charges of possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of Sched. IV drugs, and simple possession of Sched. VI. The Grand Jury indictment accuses Davis of theft over $1,000, in addition to the new charges.

Almost at the same time that deputies were dealing with Timothy Davis on West Valley Road, their colleagues were involved with a separate arrest on Tram Trail.

At about 1:44 p.m. Deputy Shannon Lang identified the passenger in a Chevy pickup as Chase Bradford, 22, of Dunlap, who was wanted for felony escape.

When Dep. Lang attempted to pull them over, Bradford jumped out of the truck and fled on foot. The deputy caught up with him in about 50 yards, and took him into custody without further incident.

Bardford was booked into the Sequatchie County Jail for evading arrest and on the outstanding warrant for felony escape.

Both men appeared in Sequatchie County General Sessions Court Oct. 5, and Judge L. Thomas Austin denied bond to both.