Out of town driver did not realize he was on a street with no outlet

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Over the weekend, Sergeant Isaiah Lloyd with the LaFollette Police Department observed a 2015 Silver Kia four door sedan traveling westbound at a high rate of speed.

On Sunday around 9am, the sergeant clocked the Kia going 61 mph in a 40 mph zone near Tim Short Ford. The officer also suspected illegal window tint. Sgt. Lloyd initiated his emergency equipment attempting to pull the sedan over. The sedan sped up continuing westbound and made a right turn at the traffic light onto Independence Lane heading north. The vehicle continued on Independence Lane until the officer lost sight of it.

Knowing that Independence Lane is a dead end road into a neighborhood and two other locations, he blocked the roadway until another unit arrived and they could search the area, according to a report from the LaFollette Police Department. Officer Anthony Mahar arrived on scene and went into the neighborhood after he was given the vehicle description.

Lloyd found the vehicle with Nicholas Scott Fraze in the driver seat backed into a parking space at the Campbell County Childrens Center. Sgt. Lloyd then detained Fraze, and after speaking to him about his violations, Fraze allegedly admitted to evading. That was because he was on probation for manufacture, sell and delivery, according to Fraze. He stated he was at the Childrens Center waiting on his girlfriend although the GPS navigation on his phone showed him navigating to another destination further away, based on the report.

Fraze, 22, 863 Morse Street, Alcoa was charged with felony evading, speeding 61/40 and window tint.

On Tuesday, Fraze made his $10,000 bond and was released from the Campbell County Jail. An April 2nd court date awaits Fraze. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/28/2024-6AM)