LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A call about a man trying to break into a home on April 25 sent Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy David Wormsley to Hatmaker Drive. The caller alleged a man was trying to break into the back of the home.  When Wormsley arrived, he was unable to locate the suspect. While he was speaking with the homeowner, she the man was hiding in a tree at the home. During this time, the man jumped out of the tree and fled on foot. Wormsley was joined by other deputies and two LaFollette Police officers who started looking for the suspect on foot. Wormsley, Deputy Stephen Carroll and a K-9 officer located the male suspect hiding in the top of another tree, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.

At this point, the man was told to come down from his perch. He climbed out of the tree on the opposite side of the fence from officers and fled on foot again.  LPD Officer Noah Riggs pursued the suspect giving him verbal commands to stop, but he continued running. Riggs was able to catch the suspect.  When Wormsley caught up with them, the suspect was refusing to be taken into custody and was trying to resist and pull away from officers. After a short struggle, the man was arrested.

The man was identified as Clark Leslie Carroll, 53, 734 Grantsboro Road, LaFollette is charged with resisting arrest, resist stop frisk halt search and violation of probation (criminal court).  It was Carroll’s twenty-third arrest.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/04/2020-6AM)