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|Teen Arrested After Chase Through Two Counties Pleads Guilty
|A Knox County teenager that was part of a police chase through two counties last year has pleaded guilty to his role in the crime.
18-year old Timothy Olson of Knoxville was in Knox County Circuit Court Wednesday. He faced a host of charges including Class-X Felony counts of Participation in Methamphetamine Production, and Possession of Meth, along with lesser felonies of Possession of Meth-Manufacturing Chemicals, Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, and Criminal Damage to State-Supported Property.
But Olson pleaded guilty to a lesser Meth Possession charge, along with the Fleeing and Criminal Damage counts.
Olson, 25-year old Steven Charles, and 37-year old David Fowler were in a car trailed by Knox County Sheriffs Deputies in late-August of last year starting around St. Joe Road and Knox Road 100 East after deputies discovered some allegedly discarded equipment they believed was used in meth production.
The deputies were later joined by Abingdon Police and Warren County deputies after the chase went through Abingdon and Berwick's town square and came to a conclusion in the area of a corn field outside Berwick.
The three allegedly fled on foot but were later caught.
It's not clear if the charges Olson didn't plead guilty to would be dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea. That will likely be taken up during a sentencing hearing scheduled for March 24th.
Fowler is currently serving a six-year prison sentence after pleading guilty last month to a charge of Possession of Meth-Manufacturing Chemicals.
Charles is scheduled to be before a judge for a bench trial on February 10th.
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