MUG: Brandi Claudette Reagan

A false call about a man and a woman who were fighting Wednesday in an area store ended in drug charges for a Maryville woman.

Alcoa Police officers initially responded to Walmart, 1030 Hunters Crossing Drive, over a potential domestic call, but the woman, 37-year-old Brandi Claudette Reagan, and the man both told police they had only argued before entering the store.

When Reagan was arrested on Blount County warrants for failure to appear and violation of probation, she told police she had a syringe and a small amount of methamphetamine in her purse, according to reports.

A search allegedly turned up a bag containing 11.4 grams of the drug, some of which appeared to be packaged for resale.

Reagan, Tarbett Road, was charged with possession of a Schedule II drug with intent to sell, failure to appear and violation of probation.

She was being held without in the Blount County Correctional Facility on the probation charge pending 9 a.m. hearings Aug. 12 and 15 in Blount County General Sessions Court; bonds were set at $75,750 for the other charges.

Foot pursuit ends in arrest

A 48-year-old Maryville man faces several charges after he led police on a foot pursuit Thursday.

Maryville Police officers initially responded to a residence in the 300 block of Point Circle at 7:15 a.m. for a welfare check.

A caller told dispatchers that an unknown man was sleeping on the porch, according to reports.

Police found Gerald Todd Cooper sleeping on a sidewalk in the back of the home.

Cooper appeared confused by his surroundings when he woke up, according to reports, and ran off when officers tried to arrest him on a warrant for violating probation.

He reportedly admitted to knowing about the warrant when he was stopped at McCammon Avenue and Gulf Circle.

He was charged with evading arrest by fleeing, public intoxication and violation of probation.

Cooper was being held without bond on the probation charge pending hearings at 9 a.m. Aug. 13 and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the Blount County General Sessions Court; bond was set at $2,000 for the other charges.

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