An Oak Ridge man allegedly drove aggressively toward police officers at a BP gas station early Monday morning before fleeing west on Oak Ridge Turnpike in a chase that reached speeds of close to 100 mph, Anderson County court records said.
Jerry Dale Allmon, 59, allegedly ran several red lights as he fled, and he drove in the center of the road and in the middle of two traffic lanes, arrest warrants said. The Kingston Police Department apprehended him at the former K-25 site in west Oak Ridge, the warrants said.
Oak Ridge police officers John Wilson and Kyle Scott had located Allmon at the BP station while responding to a report of a female being followed. After the officers located Allmon, he placed his vehicle in reverse “and made an aggressive maneuver to leave the area by going in reverse,” warrants said. Wilson was near Allmon’s driver’s side car door, and he had to move away quickly to avoid being struck, the warrants said.
Scott, meanwhile, had parked his car near the west entrance to the gas station. The warrants said Allmon drove his vehicle toward Scott “in an aggressive manner,” and Scott was afraid that Allmon was going to strike the patrol car with Scott still inside, the warrants said.
Scott and Oak Ridge Police Officer Matt Johnston chased Allmon west on Oak Ridge Turnpike before he was arrested.
Allmon has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of evading arrest and reckless driving. He remained jailed in the Anderson County Detention Facility early Monday afternoon.