A wanted man in Sullivan County is off the streets tonight, after he was apprehended in a chase and fight with law enforcement.
On Tuesday, September 4th, a Sullivan County Sheriff’s Deputy was traveling eastbound on State Road 54, when he noticed a pickup traveling west bound and saw a male passenger quickly duck down in what appeared as an attempt to hide from the officer.
The pickup then quickly pulled into a driveway in the 5400 block of S.R. 54, and that’s when the deputy recognized the passenger as 30-year-old Corey Camden of Dugger, who was wanted on an active felony warrant for probation violation.
Camden took off running and several deputies followed in pursuit.
When deputies attempted to arrest Camden, he became combative and started striking the officers, causing one to sustain lacerations to his hand. After a brief struggle, officers were able to subdue Camden.
The officers discovered small plastic baggies on Camden’s person, each containing prescription pills and marijuana.
Camden was booked into the Sullivan Co. Jail on the following charges:
- Active warrant for Probation Violation.
- Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Level 6 felony (2 counts).
- Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer, a class A-Misdemeanor.
- Possession schedule IV controlled substance, A-Misdemeanor.
- Possession of Marijuana, A- Misdemeanor
His bond was set at $33,000.