LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A La Follette Police Officer made an arrest after seeing a wanted man standing on the front porch of a home on West Prospect Street.
Friday at 7:46pm, LPD Officer Zack Daugherty was patrolling on the west end of town when he saw 34-year-old Steven James Todd at a home at 812 West Prospect Street. The officer circled the block, checked warrants confirming Todd was wanted on a felony arrest warrant and went back to the home that sits near Pine Park.
Daugherty could not locate Todd outside, and after asking the homeowner if he could search inside, he was given permission. Daugherty, along with Sgt. Monty Miller and Patrolman Cory Lawson, located Todd hiding on the floor under a blanket.
Todd would not allow Daugherty to place handcuffs on him and resisted being arrested, according to the police report from La Follette Police. The report also stated that Todd was resistant all the way to Daugherty’s police cruiser.
Based on the police report, officers found what they think was Heroin, meth and Marijuana on Todd. He was also allegedly in possession of drug paraphernalia including a meth pipe with residue and a large amount of red plastic baggies. Daugherty noted that the plastic bags are commonly used to distribute illegal drugs.
Once inside the patrol car, Todd began banging his head on the plexiglass cage. In the report, it also states that Todd was verbally abusive to Daugherty allegedly using profanity and saying such things as ” If I snitch on people, can I please go home?”
Todd, of 131 Baird Lane-Jacksboro, was charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, possession of schedule I and II for resale, possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A general sessions court date of Thu., April 7 is set for Todd who remains housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning without bond. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/05/2022-6AM)