Felony Pursuit Ends In Greene County
A vehicle pursuit that began in Cocke County ended with the suspect’s vehicle being disabled in Greene County this week. On Tuesday February 6, the Cocke County Sheriff’s office was looking in the Del Rio area for 49 year old Roy Haywood, Jr., who was wanted on felony warrants. He had been spotted in the Del Rio area driving a spray painted white SUV with no license plate. Haywood was spotted by a deputy on Long Creek Road. That began a pursuit that say Haywood drive at speeds up to 80 mph and driving erratically going from side to side. That pursuit crossed into Greene County and just before Cedar Creek Road, Haywood lost control of his vehicle on a curve and crashed the passenger side into a guard rail and losing the front passenger tire.
Haywood was ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint and complied. He was taken into custody without incident. The Greene County Sheriff’s office responded to assist in processing the scene since the accident happened in their jurisdiction. Besides his felony theft warrants, Haywood is now charged with addition felonies of evading arrest and reckless endangerment with a vehicle along with numerous other various misdemeanor charges.