JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- James Franklin Arrowhead is facing a litany of charges and a grand jury following his arrest earlier this month. Prior to his arrest, the Virginia man exchanged gunfire with police and led them on pursuit on I-75.

Jacksboro Police were called to Eagle Mart Gas Station earlier this month, after a clerk reported Arrowhead and a female were allegedly attempting to pass forged checks at the store.

After reviewing the checks and running a warrant search on the two, police determined the checks appeared fake and learned Arrowhead was wanted in Virginia, according to the report.

When police attempted to confront the duo, they fled on foot.

Patrol officer Jordan Huskey was on the radio as Officer Allen Bumgardner began a foot chase. That is when Husky heard the gunshots being exchanged, the report said. Arrowhead also escaped the officer’s sight.

A bystander was able to tell police the couple escaped in a green van. A pursuit ensued with the JPD, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, Caryville Police and Cove Lake State Park personnel joining in, the report said.

At exit 141, Arrowhead went through a stop sign with CPD Officer John Minor eventually stopping him by blocking the van with his patrol car.

Once Arrowhead was arrested, he presented with medical issues, which an EMS crew quickly ruled out as being problematic, according the report.

Inside the van, police found a pellet gun, a small plastic bag with a crystal like substance, another bag with a green leafy substance, plastic bag filled with several prescription bottles and various other drug related items.

Police also learned the van used in the escape was not registered and Arrowhead lacked a driver’s license.

He was charged with evading arrest, failure to exercise due care, criminal simulation, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, being a fugitive from justice, resist stop frisk halt, display of registration plates.

In court, he was bound over evading arrest and criminal simulation. Arrowhead is still facing the other charges in general sessions court. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 09/30/2021-6 AM)