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Seymour man captured after high-speed pursuit

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Seymour man was arrested and charged with two felonies and several other traffic violations after engaging in a high-speed pursuit with Tennessee Highway Patrol and Blount County Sheriff's deputies. 

James Inman Jr, 46, has been charged with felony evading, felony reckless endangerment, driving on a revoked license, reckless driving, speeding in a construction zone, due care, improper passing, failure to yield to emergency vehicles, following too close, failure to maintain lane, passing in a turn lan, move over law violation and a turn signal violation. 

A preliminary report from THP says an officer observed Inman's blue Ford Mustang driving at 70 mph in a 40 mph construction zone north on Highway 129 in Knox County. After the officer activated his emergency lights, Inman sped up southbound reaching 108 mph in a 55 mph zone. 

Inman eventually reached Blount County where he turned on to Wheeler Road before using a driveway to turn around to re-enter northbound US Highway 129, nearly striking an officer's patrol car. He eventually made a right on to Old Topside Road, running a stop sign before stopping in a residential driveway and attempting to flee on foot.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol are on the scene of a police pursuit on Topside Road.

Troopers said Inman was wanted on outstanding warrants for non-violent crimes. He was taken into custody just before 9 p.m. and transported to the Blount County Detention Center for processing. 



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