Washington County VA

Erwin man tasered after police chase

ERWIN, Tenn. - After two traffic stops, a police chase and the use of a taser, a husband and wife from Erwin are behind bars on drug charges.

Washington County, Tennessee sheriff Ed Graybeal says they'd been searching for 48-year-old David Yates since late October when officers tried to pull over Yates for a traffic violation, but he took off. They tried to catch him two more times and finally succeeded Thursday night after a brief chase.

Police say they had to taser him.

Yates is charges with two counts of evading arrest and promotion of meth manufacture.

Officers also arrested Yates' wife 48-year-old Tresa Yates, along with 39-year-old Brenda English after pulling over Tresa Yates on a minor traffic violation earlier in the week. Tresa Yates and English both face drug charges.

All three were taken to the Washington County Detention Center.

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