JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two men are behind bars following a police chase through Jefferson City on Monday afternoon.
William Luttrell, Jr., 26, of Morristown, was charged with felony evading arrest, DUI, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, escape and driving on a revoked license. Xavier Newman, 25, of Morristown, faces evading arrest and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
At 2:47 p.m. Monday, officers said they stopped a Toyota passenger car at the TVA Credit Union after watching it drive recklessly through the Walmart parking lot. As police were checking the driver's license, the car allegedly sped away.
Shortly after the incident, an officer said they found an abandoned vehicle matching the Toyota's description crashed on Black Oak Road before seeing the driver of the car, Luttrell, running through a field. Officers chased Luttrell on foot and deployed a taser.
Shortly after taking Luttrell into custody, authorities found the passenger of the car, Newman, in a wooded area near the scene after a K-9 team conducted a track.
The Jefferson City Police Department said Luttrell tried to escape again while at the police department, but was unsuccessful.
Both Luttrell and Newman were transported to the justice center.