Early Morning Police Pursuit Ends in Oak Ridge

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office successfully apprehended two suspects early Monday morning (3-4-24) after they led deputies on a high-speed pursuit through Oak Ridge.

Devon Pride, 23, N. Main St. Clinton, and Destiny F. Simonds, 24, S. Fowler St. Clinton, were both arrested after they attempted to evade sheriff’s deputies.

The incident started when patrol deputies were dispatched to the Marathon Gas station located at 1974 Oak Ridge Highway, just outside of Oak Ridge. At approximately 6:40 am, a gas station employee called the county E-911 Communications Center and told dispatchers she saw a man at the gas pumps putting on a ski mask. When deputies arrived on the scene, they saw the man in a ski mask who then entered a white 2013 Chrysler sedan and fled the scene. Deputies pursued the suspects through parts of Laurel Road, Oliver Springs Highway, and Oak Ridge Highway, through Oak Ridge, and were successful in stopping the car near Southwood Lane. A firearm and items believed to be drugs were found in the vehicle.

PRIDE, DEVIN S.

Age: 23
Race/Sex: W/M
Intake Date: 3/4/24 at 7:30AM
City: Clinton
Arrested by: Anderson County Sheriff
Arrested by: Dakota Williams

ChargeBond
VIOLATION IMPLIED CONSENT LAW0
DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE (DUI)0
RESISTING ARREST0
RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT0
SIMPLE POSSESSION OR CASUAL EXCHANGE0
MFG/DEL/SALE/POSS CONT SUBSTANCE0
POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA0
VIOLATION LIGHT LAW0
VIOLATION REGISTRATION LAW0
FAILURE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF INSURANCE0
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN SINGLE LANE0
DUE CARE0
RECKLESS DRIVING0
FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE0
SPEEDING0
EVADING ARREST0
ROBBERY0
CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY0

SIMONDS, DESTINY F

Age: 24
Race/Sex: W/F
Intake Date: 3/4/24 at 7:30AM
City: Clinton
Arrested by Department: Anderson County Sheriff
Arrested by Officer: Dakota Williams

ChargeBond
SIMPLE POSSESSION OR CASUAL EXCHANGE0
EVADING ARREST0
POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA0
MFG/DEL/SALE/POSS CONT SUBSTANCE0
ROBBERY0
CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY0

Both suspects were transported to the Anderson County Jail in Clinton where they are currently being held. The investigation is continuing.

Sheriff Russell Barker commended the diligent work of law enforcement officers in preventing a potentially dangerous situation. The public is encouraged to report any suspicious activity to assist in maintaining the safety of our community.

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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