Convicted felon arrested days after Blount County chase

ALCOA, Tenn. (WATE) - A convicted felon who ran from Blount County deputies after a traffic stop Saturday morning is now back in custody.

Adam R. Lawson, 34, was arrested in Knox County overnight and brought back to Blount County on Thursday morning. 

The Blount County Sheriff's Office says a deputy pulled Lawson over around 10 a.m. Saturday for a traffic violation. As the deputy walked toward the driver's side window, the sheriff's office says Lawson tried to throw something at the deputy, said he was going to run, and sped off in the vehicle.

The deputy chased Lawson into Knox County on Alcoa Highway. The chase was called off as they reached UT Medical Center.

Lawson is being held on $20,250 bond on charges of failure to appear in court, evading arrest, reckless endangerment, driving on a revoked license, reckless endangerment, and disregarding a stop sign.


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