Rockford man Marquis Jermaine Henry arrested after police pursuit
From Staff Reports
A Rockford man was arrested Tuesday on more than a dozen outstanding warrants after he led authorities on a short pursuit.
Marquis Jermaine Henry, 28, was being held without bond at the Blount County Jail on 15 outstanding warrants as well as new charges following the chase.
Henry was served with two warrants for domestic violence, two warrants for delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance, six warrants for violation of probation granted after misdemeanor convictions and one warrant each for aggravated domestic assault, simple assault, contempt of court, evading arrest and vandalism.
Henry was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a revoked license and was cited with failure to provide due care and failure to maintain proper traffic lane in connection with the pursuit.
Bond and court dates on all the charges had not yet been set Tuesday evening.
Investigators with the 5th Judicial Drug Task Force spotted Henry in a vehicle at a residence on Milliton Circle in Rockford at around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
When Henry saw authorities he fled in his vehicle, starting a short pursuit involving units with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office and Alcoa Police Department. A few moments later Henry pulled into the yard of a residence in the 3200 block of Old Knoxville Highway and struck a tree, authorities said.
Henry then fled on foot and was found a few minutes later hiding behind an Oak Hill Drive residence. A woman who was in Henry’s vehicle at the time was taken via Rural/Metro Ambulance to Blount Memorial Hospital for treatment.