Johnson City man faces felony evading arrest charges

POSTED: 11:18 PM Aug 05 2013   UPDATED: 11:53 AM Aug 05 2013
08-05-13 Joshua Luke Howell
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

A Johnson City man is facing charges tonight after police tell us he sped away after a traffic stop.

Johnson City police tell us Joshua Howell was pulled over around 10:30 on the morning of August 5. They tell us he sped away after officers started walking towards his car.

Howell was arrested a short time later.

According to authorities, he told them he ran because he had a suspended license.

Howell is charged with felony evading arrest, driving on a suspended license, and speeding.