Two in Custody after two Stolen Vehicles and a Pursuit

The Oliver Springs Police Department along with Morgan County Deputies and the Oak Ridge Police Department arrested two people out of South Carolina earlier today. The male driver, James Morgan III, 32, was driving a Dodge Journey stolen out of South Carolina, but had stolen Tennessee plates on it, stopped at Pro Service Motorsports in Oliver Springs inside the Morgan County portion, and stole a Chevy Truck leaving the Dodge Journey behind.

Also leaving behind his female passenger, McKelldon Cheri Hudson, 20, of Fountain Inn, SC. She was arrested by the OSPD and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

The owner of the Truck contacted On-Star and they disabled the vehicle which was on Landrum Hill Road in Lancing. The male was able to leave the scene and catch a ride back to Oliver Springs. The ride dropped him off back at Pro Service Motorsports where he was able to steal the Dodge Journey once again.

The OSPD began a pursuit with the driver which made it into Oak Ridge on Illinois Avenue where the ORPD was able to deploy spike strips and they were able to finally get the driver to stop in an old parking lot on Oak Ridge Turnpike.

Hudson is facing charges of being in possession of a stolen vehicle, while the Morgan will face numerous charges in Morgan County and Anderson County, plus in South Carolina. Currently he is facing 7 charges in Morgan County. Theft of property x 2, reckless driving, evading arrest, driving on a revoked license, Unlawful carrying or possession of a firearm, theft of property. Current bond is $20,000.

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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