Maryville man sentenced for trying to flee Smokies ranger

Maryville man sentenced for trying to flee Smokies ranger


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Maryville man was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Knoxville for trying to flee from a ranger in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Dewey Tyson Bradburn, 51, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said on November 2, 2011, a ranger in the Chimney's Picnic Area saw Bradburn sitting in a vehicle with what looked like drug paraphernalia.

When the ranger confronted him, Bradburn fled, leading the ranger on a high-speed chase toward Gatlinburg.

Bradburn drove in excess of 70 miles per hour, crossed the center line several times and nearly collided with oncoming traffic.

Rangers finally used a spike strip to deflate his vehicle's tires.

Bradburn pleaded guilty in May 2012 to a federal grand jury indictment charging him with fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.

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