Gary Ball Indicted By Grand Jury
Gary Ball, the Newport man that sent police on a pursuit and locked down part of the county on December 9th has now been indicted by a Cocke County Grand Jury. You might recall how all as seen pointing a gun at a female passenger then seen waving the gun out the car window before being pursued by police. During that initial chase, Ball fired shots at police who returned fire. After a manhunt that took several hours, Ball was finally taken into custody. He was served with the indictment at the Blount County jail where he was being held for a parole violation, The 35 year old with two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, one count of aggravated kidnapping, nine counts of aggravated assault and one count of evading arrest.