Jason Long

Jason Long

A Red Boiling Springs man was arrested after allegedly fleeing from an officer and going into Trousdale County while driving on a revoked license and expired tag.

Jason G. Long, 35, faces multiple charges following the incident, which took place on March 4.

According to the arrest report, patrolman Byron Butcher attempted to initiate a traffic stop after observing a Ford Ranger traveling with an expired tag on Highway 52 West.

Long, who was identified as the driver following the chase, allegedly turned on to Brattontown Circle and attempted to flee, driving past a red traffic light while other vehicles were attempting to go through the intersection.

The vehicle then reportedly continued onto Old Highway 52 toward Carter Branch Road, crossing over the road's center line multiple times and eventually ignoring a stop sign at the intersection of Carter Branch Road and Rock Crusher Road.

Long allegedly drove onto Highway 10 South until the vehicle he was driving became disabled in Trousdale County, at which point he continued to flee on foot. Trousdale County deputies located Long on Highway 25 a few hours later.

Butcher's report states that he spoke with a passenger who was in the vehicle during the pursuit, who identified Long as the driver. She told Butcher she was frightened during the incident and tried to stop Long multiple times.

According to the report, multiple letters addressed to Long and other items bearing his identity were found during a search of the vehicle. A piece of clear plastic with crystal residue inside, which tested positive for methemphetamine, was also found in the driver's side floorboard.

Long was charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, stop sign violation, failure to obey a traffic-control device, driving to the left of the center line, and possession of methamphetamine.

His bond was set at $6,000, and his court date was slated for April 10.