A Middlesboro man is behind bars after being charged with six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Gregory Adam Davis, 19, was arrested by Middlesboro Police Officer Floyd Patterson and charged for an incident that occurred late Sunday afternoon.
According to the arrest citation, Davis turned off his lights while traveling east on Noetown Road and almost hit a car head on at Russell Lane while crossing the bridge. The citation also states Davis almost hit MPD officers Barry Cowan and Brad Cawood while they were at the intersection of New Wilson Lane and Noetown Road. They were blocking the roads to keep other motorists away from the pursuit.
Davis had two passengers in the vehicle with him at the time of the incident.
Davis was also charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police because he allegedly failed to stop for Patterson after he witnessed Davis disregard a traffic light, according to the arrest citation.
Other charges placed against Davis, according to the citation, include: failure to wear a seat belt, failure to give right of way to vehicle passing the opposite direction, improper passing, disregarding a traffic control device, no operators/moped license, no insurance, careless driving and failure of owner to maintain security.
As of Monday afternoon, Davis remained in custody at the Bell County Detention Center.