JELLICO, TN (WLAF) – Speeding cost a Newcomb woman at trip to jail. Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Williams was conducting radar on Hwy 297 in late August when a vehicle was clocked at 45 mph in a 30 mph zone. Williams was able to catch up to the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Hospital Lane, Jellico.
Williams made contact with the driver and conducted a license check on the driver. The check came back with an arrest warrant from Indiana for escape and violation of probation. Deputy Williams went back to the vehicle giving verbal commands to the woman to exit the vehicle but she responded saying she wouldn’t get out of the vehicle because this was just a traffic stop for speeding and began to reach around inside the vehicle, rolling up the driver’s side window. Williams again gave verbal commands to show her hands and exit the vehicle when Williams heard the doors unlock and the driver’s door opened. Williams grabbed the woman’s left hand attempting to stop the woman from fleeing. In the woman’s right hand were the keys to the car, and she was attempting to get them in the ignition, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.
Williams was able to get the woman out of the vehicle while she continued to resist. A handcuff was placed on the woman’s left wrist when Patrolman Stephens with the Jellico Police Department arrived on the scene and assisted in getting the woman in handcuffs and into the backseat of Williams patrol car. The deputy then saw a clear baggie in the woman’s right hand that she was allegedly trying to conceal. Inside the bag was approximately seven burnt Marijuana roaches. The woman was unable to provide proof of insurance on the vehicle.
The woman identified as Tiffany Michelle Wallace, 47, 131 Vine Street, Newcomb was charged with resisting stop frisk halt arrest, speeding, violation of TN financial law, possession of schedule VI and hold for another agency, Scott County, Indiana. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/09/2022-6AM)