Thursday, June 3, 2010
Man Flees Police. Leaving Girlfriend Behind
Cookeville police say a White County man, who allegedly ran from a traffic stop to avoid being arrested on an outstanding assault warrant, later changed his mind and pleaded guilty to all of the local charges against him. Officer Cary Matheney says the case began when he clocked 22-year-old Eddie Monroe Frady of Van Elrod Road, Sparta, doing 55 in a 30 mile an hour zone. The officer says Frady quickly turned off on a side street and pulled into someone's driveway before leaping out of the vehicle and running off. Police say he left his girlfriend and her two children behind in the van, but later texted her asking that she come pick him up at Walmart. Instead, police officers went to Walmart and arrested him on charges of evading arrest, driving on a suspended license and public intoxication. When Frady told Matheney that he was sorry he didn't stop, Matheney reportedly said, "Don't apologize to me. Apologize to the two kids and girlfriend you dumped in somebody's driveway." In court the next day, Frady requested that he be allowed to plead guilty to all of the charges in Cookeville, so he could go to Bledsoe County and take care of the pending charges there.