MOORE ARRESTED AFTER SEARCH OF WOODED AREA IN PUTNAM COUNTY

Putnam County deputies recently attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Sixth Avenue South.

The driver, who was later identified as Phillip J. Moore, quickly fled and attempted to ram one of the deputy’s vehicles before ultimately crashing his vehicle on Jack Lewis Road.

Deputies, aided by the Baxter Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol, began a search in the nearby woods where Moore had fled after crashing his vehicle.

A K-9 officer tracked Moore where he was hiding in the woods.

Moore was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, driving on a revoked or suspended license, reckless endangerment, two counts of evading arrest, and five counts of vandalism.

Moore has a bond set at $9,400 and a court date of March 26, 2024.