Traffic stop Sunday evening lands Knoxville couple in the Whitfield County Jail on several charges
Traffic stop Sunday evening lands Knoxville couple in the Whitfield County Jail on several charges. According to an incident report, a traffic stop Sunday evening by the Tunnel Hill Police Department Chief Trey Rider of a suspected DUI driver turned into the arrest of a Knoxville couple. Chief Rider said he attempted pulled over the RV being driven by Bradley Johnson Sunday evening after he observed it failing to maintain lane while on Highway 201 near I-75 at exit 341. The RV didn't immediately pull over and took a while before coming to a final stop on the on ramp to I-75. When the RV stopped the Chief witness the driver and passenger quickly switch seats. As Chief Rider approached the RV to talk with the occupants Bradley Johnson took off and ran to the back of the RV hiding in a compartment in the RV. Rider asked Tina Johnson to get out of the driver’s seat and exit the RV. Rider immediately called for assistance from other agencies and Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol, officers with the Varnell Police Department and deputies from the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office responded and assisted. While getting Johnson out of the compartment, pepper spray was used, officers eventually took Johnson into custody. Johnson advised officers he had swallowed some drugs, including Methamphetamine. Johnson was taken to Hamilton Medical Center by EMS. Johnson was released from the hospital on Tuesday and booked into the Whitfield County Jail on several charges. According to online court records Bradley Johnson has several warrants as a fugitive from justice out of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for several felony offenses. The couple told officers they were returning to Knoxville Tennessee after a vacation in the Orlando, Florida. Both Bradley Keith Johnson, 45, and Tina Johnson, 49, of 7304 Hardy Lane in Knoxville, Tennessee, were booked into the Whitfield County jail on various charges. Tina Johnson was charged with possession of drugs not in the original container, possession, and use of drug-related objects, willful obstruction of law officers and requiring or permitting unlawful operation of a vehicle. She has since been released from the jail on a $1,500 bond. Bradley Johnson was charged with possession of drugs not in the original container, possession and use of drug-related objects, DUI (drugs), removing or affixing license plate with intent to conceal, habitual violator, obstruction of officer by threat or violence, driving with no insurance, failure to maintain lane, failure to yield when entering or crossing a roadway and driving while license is suspended or revoked. He is currently being held without bond.