Pursuit ends with arrest of man who tried to run over Oak Ridge officer

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By The Staff

A 27-year-old man who allegedly tried to run over an Oak Ridge police officer was arrested on Dec. 20.

According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Oak Ridge police were in pursuit of a Mazda 626, but lost track of the vehicle near the Kingston city limits.

A sheriff’s deputy noticed the vehicle while on patrol in Midtown.

“Oak Ridge advised they had charges on the driver for trying to run over one of their officers,” the report said.

The vehicle began speeding toward Rockwood, the report said, after the deputy activated his lights and siren. The car stopped at 145 Roddy Lane.

“The defendant jumped out of the vehicle and ran to the front door trying to make entry,” the report said. “The defendant was ordered to the ground at gun point and placed in cuffs.”

Artaveus Demetriece Dawson is facing several charges, including evading arrest, driving on a revoked license and resisting arrest.

“Oak Ridge city advised they would also have pending charges,” the report said.

Dawson allegedly pulled away from the deputy and tried to run as he was being escorted to the patrol car.

“Minimal hands-on force was used to take the defendant to the ground,” the report said.

Dawson had four outstanding warrants in Roane County.

He’s scheduled to appear in court in February. Jail records listed his address as 911 Clifty St., Harriman.