A man wanted by police for theft and drug possession was arrested last week after being on the run for several weeks.
Derrick K. Jamison, 30, was arrested on Friday, April 7, 2017, on a multitude of charges that date back to January.
According to police reports, on Jan. 17, 2017, Jamison allegedly stole a 30-30 rifle from a residence on Carthage Road. The gun was recovered when Jamison was taken into custody in Sumner County.
Then on Feb. 26, Jamison was allegedly driving a motor vehicle on Hwy 52. When law enforcement tried to pull him over, he attempted to evade police for several miles until he wrecked the vehicle on Deer Park Lane. After the accident, he fled on foot and got away.
Marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in the car after Jamison fled, according to police reports. The marijuana was in a medical form that had been purchased from a dispensary in Denver, Colo. The paraphernalia included over 100 small bags, two sets of digital scales, grinders, crushers, needles and other various items.
Jamison was identified as the driver of the car after police viewed security footage from Walmart just prior to the pursuit. He also was allegedly in possession of a handgun while evading arrest, despite being a convicted felon.
Then on Friday, Deputy Jacob Law of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department saw a blue car driving at a high rate of speed when it ran the stop sign at the corner of Hicks Hollow and Green Grove. According to police reports, a pursuit ensued through Trousdale and Sumner counties. The chase eventually ended, but the blue car was located behind a house on Leath Branch Road.
When Law entered the house, he found Jamison in a bedroom with a loaded pistol next to his feet, according to a police report. Jamison also had a syringe in his pocket along with apparent marijuana. Individual baggies were also found in the car. Jamison also had a revoked drivers license and no insurance. He was then placed under arrest.
Jamison is charged with failure to stop for signal, manufacturing of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on revoked/suspended, weapon prohibited(A)(6), possession of SCH . Vll/Vlll, evading arrest, financial responsibility violation, criminal trespassing, theft of property, aggravated burglary, trespass criminal aggravated and theft of property.
His court date is May 24 and he has a $20,200 bond.