LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – If timing is everything, then Rochelle Gross’s timing was not good. Gross had four outstanding warrants that were all written by La Follette Police Sergeant Noah Riggs. It just so happened that as Gross was traveling east on Jacksboro Pike on Monday afternoon, she caught the eye of the sergeant.
Sgt. Riggs confirmed with City dispatch that Gross was a wanted woman and that her drivers license was revoked. Gross turned onto West Central Avenue, and Riggs turned on his emergency lights. Based on the report, Gross continued traveling and made a right turn onto North 17th Street prompting Riggs to use his lights and siren. That still did not get Gross to pullover. Gross, behind the wheel of her 2002 Cadillac, drove for two city blocks hanging a left on West Forrest Street and then right onto North 19th Street, crossed North 21st Street, and then pulled into the driveway of her home on West Iron Street, according to the report.
As Gross got out of her car, she was placed under arrest without incident. She gave Riggs the OK to search her car where two baggies were found between the driver’s seat and center console. One baggie allegedly had a crystal-like residue on it and the other a purple color crystal-like residue.
Gross, 33, 413 North 21st Street, La Follette, was charged with felony evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain lane, driving on a revoked/suspended license, possession of a schedule III controlled substance and a hold for Claiborne County.