Agents with the US Marshals Service and La Follette Police Department Officers executed a felony arrest warrant on Valentine’s Day just before noon at a Gail Lane home in Mt. Paran.
LPD Officer Stephen Carroll outlined in his report that he and K-9 Morris were positioned in the front yard of the residence to hold the perimeter given the nature of the warrants and the fugitive’s history of fleeing. When officers made entry through the garage area, Carroll saw the fugitive, 36-year- old Patton Stacy Pagerie, come out the front door of the home and run through the yard. Carroll said he gave several commands for Pagerie to stop or that he would release K-9 Morris. Pagerie didn’t stop and the dog was let go.
TOP PHOTO: Officer Stephen Carroll and K-9 are pictured here in a photo taken in August of 2018.
K-9 Morris soon had his man even though Pagerie was hitting Morris with a closed fist to try to get him to quit biting him so he could get away. Once officers had Pagerie on the ground, he allegedly kept putting his hands up under his body to keep from being cuffed. After Pagerie was restrained and placed under arrest, he said his name was Rick Smith, according to the report. Pagerie even had an ID card with the name Rick Smith on it.
Pagerie was checked out by Campbell County EMS on the scene. He was medically cleared and taken to the county jail.
The felony arrest warrant for the Cape Coral, Florida, man is for aggravated assault with a firearm, lewd or lascivious exhibition and obscene material to a minor with felony drug offender probation for sale and delivery of a controlled substance. He faces charges of being a fugitive from justice and a hold for another agency.
Pagerie remains housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning. He is scheduled to appear before Judge Amanda Sammons in General Sessions Court on Thursday. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/19/2019-6AM)