Man leads police on three chases, is now in custody


GREENEVILLE, Tenn - According to police reports, Saturday night police saw a driver make an illegal left turn onto Forrest Hills Drive in Greeneville, Tenn.

Officer Winter identified the driver as Scott Starnes.

When Officer Winter turned on his flashing lights to pull Starnes over, Starnes hit the accelerator and led Winter on a chase.

Winter stopped chasing Starnes after Starnes continued to maneuver through traffic at a dangerous speed.

Roughly 20 minutes later, police say winter spotted Starnes' vehicle near Ferry Road and tried to approach Starnes on foot.

That's when they say Starnes tried to run over another deputy, Officer Greene.

Officer Greene jumped out of the way, but Starnes drove away, evading police again.

About an hour later, Officer House spotted Starnes leaving a Quick Stop on West Andrew Johnson Highway.

Officer House was able to get Starnes to stop his car, but then Starnes jumped out and began to run away on foot.

Officer House fired his taser at Starnes, and was then able to take him into custody.

According to police documents, Starnes was charged with resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and stolen property, aggravated assault, evading arrest, and driving while suspended.

Starnes was driving a white VW Cabriolet.

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