A man is in custody after leading authorities on a chase through Knoxville that ended near downtown Monday evening, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Officials said troopers initially pulled over David Haynes Jr., 42, on West Towne Way for not wearing a seatbelt around 4:30 p.m.
According to a preliminary report from THP, as a trooper approached the vehicle, Haynes drove off.
The trooper followed Haynes, who was driving a 2001 Honda Civic, for about 20 minutes. The chase started on Interstate 40 westbound and then continued onto Cedar Bluff Road, Middlebrook Pike eastbound, Weisgarber Road, Papermill Road, I-40 eastbound and onto the James White Parkway on the wrong side of the road, back onto I-40 westbound, onto U.S. Highway 129/Sutherland Avenue and onto Middlebrook Pike westbound into on-coming traffic, according to THP.
The report said the trooper stopped pursuing Haynes near Ed Shouse Road due to the safety of other drivers.
According to THP, Haynes dropped off a female passenger on Knott Road.
KPD officers later found the vehicle at Summit Towers on Locust Street around 6:30 p.m.
THP said Haynes was found in one of the apartments, and was taken into custody without incident by KPD officers.
He faces charges of felony evading, reckless driving, speeding and several other driving-related offenses, according to the THP report.
THP said there are active warrants for Haynes' arrest in Knox and Union counties, as well as the state of Virginia for felony larceny.