A man who eluded authorities for several weeks, having been involved in two separate law enforcement pursuits and crashes before escaping on foot, was sentenced in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Monday, August 15.
Judge David Patterson presided.
33 year old Warren Brandon Glasby entered a plea to evading arrest and received a three year sentence to serve at 35% before his release eligibility date. Another case against him has been dismissed. This sentence is to run consecutive to a term he is currently serving. He was given jail credit from October 10, 2015 to August 15, 2016.
The evading arrest charge stems from an incident that occurred on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in which Glasby wrecked his 2004 Ford Explorer at Liberty while being pursued by a sheriff’s department deputy. Glasby’s wife, Juanita Young was with him at the time and was injured. Glasby fled the scene on foot.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, the incident began to unfold at 12:37 p.m. when the Sheriff's Department received a call from central dispatch in reference to a wanted person.
"Dispatch stated that Warren Glasby of Clear Creek Road, Liberty had an assault warrant out of DeKalb County and that he had just picked up the victim from the complainant's home in White County enroute to DeKalb County in a green 2004 Ford Explorer," he said.
"A DeKalb County deputy made contact with the vehicle on Highway 53 in Liberty and observed it pass several cars and take off at a high rate of speed. The officer activated his blue lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the automobile and pursued it onto highway 70 heading west. The suspect then attempted to turn onto Old Highway 96 but due to his high rate of speed, he lost control of the vehicle and it flipped several times, ejecting the female occupant (Young). Glasby then fled on foot toward Highway 96. Officials of the Tennessee Highway Patrol came to the scene to work the accident," said Sheriff Ray.
The wreck was investigated by Trooper Adam Cothron and Sergeant Eric McCormick of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Young, the passenger of Glasby's vehicle was airlifted from near the scene and flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.
The warrant by THP at the time stated that " Glasby was being pursued by a DeKalb County Sheriff's Department deputy when he turned onto Old State Route 96 from Highway 70 and lost control. Glasby's vehicle overturned and went off an embankment and rolled into a field. During the crash, Glasby's front seat passenger was thrown out of the vehicle through the front windshield causing injuries. Glasby fled on foot. He did not remain with the wrecked vehicle and injured passenger."
Another THP warrant against Glasby alleged that "he failed to give any of his information and he did not render any aid to her (passenger involved in the wreck) though she received critical injuries".
Almost a month later, Glasby was involved in a separate pursuit and crash near Alexandria.
According to the warrants at the time, a Smith County deputy got in pursuit of Glasby on Saturday, October 10 at 12:20 a.m. The pursuit continued into DeKalb County to Goose Creek Road where Glasby drove off the right side of the road into a fence causing damage to both the vehicle and fence. He and a passenger of the automobile both fled the scene. As a result of the Goose Creek crash, Glasby was charged or cited for failure to exercise due care, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, failure to give information and render aid, and violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance).