TOP PHOTO: Police say Will Bradey Brown drove off from a traffic stop and was arrested the next day.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Criminal impersonation and fleeing from a traffic stop recently led to the arrest of a Demory man. According to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, William Brown, 52, was witnessed by Sargent Brandon Gross driving a white Honda Civic with a headlight out.

Sargent Gross initiated a traffic stop on Brown on Demory Road near Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Brown stopped at the White Bridge but was unable to provide proof of insurance or driver’s license. Brown provided a false date of birth and a false social security number to the Sargent when he attempted to identify him.    

The sargent was notified by dispatch that an individual with the same name, a similar social security number and a different birth date was wanted on an active warrant out of Anderson County for driving on a suspended license. As Gross confirmed this information, he heard the car start up and Brown fled from the traffic stop.

With emergency lights and sirens on, Gross pursued Brown on Demory Road. Brown fled at speeds of more than 75 miles per hour and passed a vehicle in the opposite lane according to the report. Sargent Gross lost sight of the Honda around South High Knob Road and stopped pursuit in consideration of safety for himself, the driver and the public. 

The next day on Dec. 8, Sargent Gross received information that Brown was at a Demory Road address in LaFollette. Gross went to the residence and took Brown into custody without issue. 

As of this afternoon, Brown remains in the Campbell County Jail without bond. He has a court date set for Tuesday.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/14/2020-1:30PM)