Police: Man captured after giving authorities ID then speeding off



Authorities have captured a man who was previously wanted after they say he gave them his ID card and then fled the scene.

Donald Wayne Pickle, III was turned over to Kingsport police after Sullivan County deputies located him. He was taken to the Kingsport City Jail where he is being held on a $20,000 bond.


A Kingsport man is wanted after police say he gave them his ID card and then fled the scene.

According to the Kingsport Police Department, an officer spotted a vehicle with headlights on high beam, approaching from the other direction. The driver of the vehicle never dimmed the headlights.

The officer then pursued the vehicle which drove a significant distance along East Stone Dr., turned right onto Gibson Mill Road and eventually pulled over near the intersection of Bloomingdale Pike.

The officer, who had backup from a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper approached the vehicle and the driver proceeded to give him his Tennessee ID card, positively identifying him as 36-year-old Donald Wayne Pickle, III.

The identification was not a driver's license and a check of his prior driving history showed that he had three prior arrests for driving on a revoked license.

The officer asked Pickle to stop out of the vehicle, but he sped off, nearly striking the state trooper. Pickle eventually pulled over about a quarter-mile after turning right onto Bloomingdale Pike and fled on foot.

Officers could not find him after a search of the immediate area. They did find two open Busch beers between the front two seats of his vehicle.

Arrest warrants have been obtained for Pickle charging him with aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, driving on a revoked license (4th offense), driver in possession of open alcohol, and violation of light law.

Pickle is described as white man who is mostly bald with hazel eyes along with a stubble mustache and beard. He is about 5-foot-11 and weighs roughly 200 pounds, and is of average build.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Pickle, call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111. You can also submit tips online by clicking here.