Two arrested after car chase

Two persons are in custody after a car chase Saturday, Dec. 2, that began as a suspicious vehicle call in Claxton, a press release from Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Anderson County Deputies responded to a homeowner’s report of a suspicious vehicle parked in her driveway on Maple Lane shortly before 11:30 a.m.

Upon the deputy’s arrival, the car fled from Claxton, through Oak Ridge, and then through Clinton back into the Foley Hill area of the county.

The driver ran on foot after turning down a dead end road on Cox Lane but was caught after a brief foot chase.

The driver, Jeremy Raulston Dial, 37, of Knoxville, was charged with several offenses including Felony Evading Arrest.

Additional charges on Dial are pending completion of the investigation.

Dial has an arrest history in Anderson and several other local counties and was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Roane County.

The passenger, Mary Lee Letourneau, 49, of Maryville, was arrested on drug charges.

Deputies are currently investigating why the two were in a residential area of Claxton as well as the circumstances of how Dial was in possession of the car which was not registered to him. As of this morning the car had not been reported stolen to any law enforcement agency.

Deputies were assisted in the chase by the Oak Ridge and Clinton police departments along with the Knox County Sheriff’s Airwatch helicopter.

“Our thanks to these agencies for their assistance,” Chief Deputy Mark Lucas said via the release.