Jerry Parker Clark

Jerry Parker Clark

A Red Boiling Springs man was arrested after allegedly leading law enforcement on an extended chase into Kentucky and nearly striking a deputy head on with his vehicle.

Jerry Parker Clark, 39, faces multiple charges following the incident, which took place on May 23.

According to the arrest report, Macon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Bryan Emberton initiated his lights and sirens after a vehicle almost struck him head on, and pursued the vehicle for several miles.

During the chase, the driver allegedly ran another vehicle off the roadway, drove through multiple stop signs, exceeded the speed limit and failed to stay in the right lane.

Emberton continued to pursue the vehicle into Kentucky through Highway 678 until the driver parked in the tree line of a residence.

Clark allegedly stepped out of the vehicle and began walking toward Emberton, at which point he was asked to stop and lie flat on the ground.

The report states that Clark initially dropped to his knees but then fled toward the woods nearby. Emberton then pursued Clark on foot and warned him that he would deploy his taser if he continued to flee.

Clark allegedly kept running before and after Emberton deployed his taser, and Clark was eventually tackled to the ground.

According to the report, Clark refused commands to give Emberton his hands and was digging at his waistband. Emberton then struck Jerry, told him to stop resisting and placed him in custody.

A bag of white powder Clark allegedly identified as methamphetamine was found at the location he was taken into custody.

Law enforcement in Monroe County, Kentucky, took Clark into their custody since he had crossed the state line, took out charges and towed the vehicle from the scene.

Clark was charged with reckless endangerment, failure to appear, criminal trespassing, theft of property, driving on a revoked or suspended license, two counts failure of driver to exercise due care, misuse of tag, evading arrest, resisting arrest, two counts of financial responsibility violation, two counts of failure to stop for signal or siren, driving to the left of the center line, and two counts of manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamines, .

He was held for court without bond, and he was scheduled to appear on June 5 to answer to the failure to appear charge.

His court date for the remaining charges is slated for Sept. 25.