|Published: 10:26 AM, 12/02/2013
||Last updated: 10:27 AM, 12/02/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Tellico Plains man who failed to
appear for his arraignment on kidnapping and other charges, then had
to be chased down by law enforcement before he refused to leave his
jail cell for a hearing in November has waived the charges against
him onto the Monroe County Grand Jury.
And while he is doing this, he will
serve six months for violating his probation.
Jerry Douglas Ellis, 36, New Highway
68, is charged in connection with an alleged violent kidnapping in
Ellis was most recently arrested in
October whenMonroe County Sheriff's Detective Doug Brannon first
spotted him on Highway 68 and tried to take him in, but Ellis took
off in a four wheel drive Toyota and drove through fields and yards
and roads where he nearly caused several accidents before he managed
to get away.
The next day, Deputy Josh Woods was
told that Ellis' truck was parked at a house on New Highway 68
between Tellico and Coker Creek. The owner of the property said he
didn't want the truck there and Woods found it about 200 yards
into the woods.
Woods approached the vehicle and found
Ellis inside. He told him to surrender, but Ellis took off. Woods
gave chase and eventually caught Ellis. Woods said he was injured
during the chase, but didn't say what the injury was.
Ellis also allegedly set some of the
woods on fire to cover his escape.
See full story in the Sunday, Dec. 1, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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