LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Sheriff’s Det. Sgt. Gary Jeffers noticed Lowell Wayne Ladd in the front passenger seat of a maroon Chrysler 200 at the intersection of North 13th Street and West Prospect Street on Nov. 23. Jeffers had prior knowledge that Ladd had an active warrant for violation of state probation. He was also aware that Ladd had made threats of not going back to jail and pulling a knife on any officer attempting to arrest him, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.
Jeffers along with Det. Sgt. Joseph Hopson stopped the car on West Iron Street and approached Ladd at gunpoint due to his threats against officers giving him loud commands to show his hands. Ladd complied and was placed under arrest.
A search of Ladd revealed two substances in his right front pocket believed to be Methamphetamine and Suboxone.
Ladd, 40, 153 Chapel View Drive, LaFollette was charged with violation of probation (criminal court) and two counts possession of schedule II controlled substance.
Based on jail records, this was Ladd’s 30th arrest, and he is due in court this morning. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/02/2021-6AM)