Runyan arrest: Michael Paul Runyan, 42, Wright Road, was arrested by the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office following a brief foot pursuit on Thursday, June 13. Lt. David Moriarty reported while he was patrolling the area of Wilton Springs Road, he got behind a blue Hyundai Tiburon that did not have a registration plate displayed. Lt. Moriarty said he attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver, identified as Runyan, turned on Hartford Road and came to a stop at Trinity Baptist Church. According to the report, Runyan opened the door and yelled, “Not today” and fled on foot. Lt. Moriarty chased Runyan and was able to apprehend him. Runyan was charged with evading arrest, improper tags, and served with active warrants for failure to comply with child support (three counts), probation violation, and failure to appear.
Aggravated assault: Deputies were dispatched to 104 Green Valley Road, in reference to an assault that occurred on Wednesday, June 12. Upon arrival, Deputy Jody Henry spoke with Ashley Rodriguez, 18, Cleveland, TN, who said while she was at a yard sale, she was struck by another vehicle, driven by an unknown male. Rodriguez said she sustained an injury to her right ankle.
Theft of vehicle: A 2010 Ford F-350 was reported stolen to the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, June 10. Deputy Zach Shelton spoke with Calvin Joseph Van Stratum, 53, who said the truck was last seen at a residence on Beechwood Drive on June 5. The estimated value was $18,000.
Information obtained from reports compiled by the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department.