By BRIAN LANGLEY
Morgan County News
A Harriman man who eluded Morgan County authorities last week was captured at his girlfriend’s home in Petros Saturday morning.
Richard Allen Howard, 29, of 925 Chilhowee St., who had warrants for his arrest in Oliver Springs, was pulled over in Bitter Creek with a flat tire.
Morgan County Deputy Billy Giles pulled in behind the vehicle, and Howard took off on foot and lost Giles in the chase.
Howard also allegedly tossed a gun in the woods while on the run.