Early Morning Pursuit lands one in Jail

Officers from Rockwood, Harriman, and the sheriff’s department all assisted the Highway Patrol this morning around 8:30 after Trooper Paul Dubroc attempted to stop a vehicle on Hwy 70 at Winters Loop Rd. near Rockwood, for a seat belt violation. The report from the THP stated that the Driver was Johnny Spears of Harriman, Age 35.  Spears refused to stop; and a pursuit of the vehicle was initiated.  The pursuit lasted about 6 minutes and ended when driver pulled into a driveway on Woody Avenue in Harriman.  The subject was taken into custody without further incident.  Spears is being charged with fleeing, seatbelt law, and other traffic charges.  Spears remains jailed this afternoon at the Roane County Detention Facility.              

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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