Last Thursday night, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Tosha Tackett went to assist Constable Maynard Sweat who was in pursuit of a vehicle on Knoxville Hollow Road headed toward Glade Springs Road.  Deputy Travis Bostic found the abandoned vehicle on Miracle Lane where it is alleged that the driver and the passenger of the vehicle ran on foot. Tackett found an individual on Morton Road matching the description of the suspect, Jimmy Lee Jenkins.

According to a report from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, Jenkins appeared intoxicated. He had blood shot watery eyes and slurred speech. Jenkins allegedly admitted to being a passenger in the vehicle that he fled. During this time, Tackett noticed a needle behind Jenkins ear.  Sgt Mike Owens attempted to put him in custody. While Owens was attempting to handcuff him, he refused to give him his left hand briefly struggling until Owens was able to put him in handcuffs. A search of Jenkins revealed a tin can in his front pocket with a green leafy substance inside that was believed to be marijuana along with a hand rolled cigarette that was also believed to be marijuana. Also found were white crystals in several little bags thought to be meth and one diazepam. When Jenkins was placed in the patrol car, he laid in the car screaming and attempted to kick the back window out of the patrol car.

Jenkins, 47, 2433 Long Hollow Road, LaFollette is charged with possession of schedule VI-controlled substance, possession of schedule II-controlled substance, possession of schedule IV-controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resist stop frisk half search.

Jenkins remain housed in the county jail this morning on a $10,250 bond.

The report indicated that the driver of the vehicle was a female.  There was no further mention of her or her whereabouts. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/28/2018-6AM)