A man accused of leading state troopers and local law enforcement on a two-county high-speed pursuit in a car stolen from a Nashville car lot in November pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court in December.
Brandon John Larimor Prettyman, 21, who listed a Boyds Creek Rd., Sevierville, address when arrested, was originally charged locally with possession of a stolen vehicle, felony reckless endangerment and felony evading arrest.
On Dec 15, Prettyman pleaded guilty to theft of property (possession) of more than $2,500 and evading arrest at the risk of death and received two three-year sentences to be served concurrently. As a Range 1 offender, the sentence will be served at 30%.
On Nov. 2, a statewide broadcast to law enforcement agencies reported that a 2016 Ford police interceptor was stolen from Universal Auto Sales in Nashville.
Trooper James Owens was parked in a crossover on I-40 near the 283-mile marker in Putnam County, observing traffic when the car passed his location. When the Tennessee Highway Patrol officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed.
The pursuit ended when Prettyman lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tractor-trailer rig near the 309-mile marker in Cumberland County. Lowcountry Law is honored to represent the gentleman who was the driver of the tractor-trailer.
According to the arrest affidavit filed by Owens, Prettyman passed vehicles on the shoulder and ran other motorists off the interstate during the attempt to elude arrest. Our client was severely injured in this wreck when his truck was forced off the road. Our client ultimately crashed into a tree on the side of the road due to the actions of this crazy at-fault driver.
Prettyman has been in jail since his release from the hospital and is being given credit for 33 days already served in jail at the time of his plea. The felony evading arrest was dismissed as part of the sentencing agreement.
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