Trio accused after Knox chase in stolen vehicle

A trio who fled Knox County deputies after they were spotted in a stolen vehicle is behind face in jail and faces multiple charges, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Two of the three were identified as Jeffrey Hayes Caldwell, 39, and Amy Katherine Foust, 30. The third person was not named.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a deputy spotted the stolen vehicle - taken last week from the Dollar General store on Raccoon Valley Road - about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The deputy tried to stop it at the IGA on Tazewell Pike but the driver sped off. Suspects left the vehicle in a field off Petree Lane, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said they took Foust and Foust's mother, not named, into custody at the scene.

Caldwell ran away, but was caught about 3:15 p.m. in woods on Emory Road, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Hayes' criminal history includes arrests for multiple thefts and evading arrest as well as drug-related convictions, county records show.

Foust was awaiting prosecuting on a warrant for failure to appear in court, according to the Sheriff's Office. She also has a criminal history that includes "attempted evading arrest, theft, theft of property, criminal impersonation, possession of drug paraphernalia, multiple traffic offenses, criminal trespass, robbery, evading arrest, and assault."


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