Grainger Today Editor
MOORESBURG – A Bean Station man reportedly led law enforcement authorities from three counties on a high-speed chase after allegedly committing two home invasions and stealing two vehicles.
Glen Allen Johnson, 36, allegedly broke the window out of the home invasion victim’s door and entered the residence as the victim watched. He then allegedly put a gun to the victim’s head and demanded the keys to her car.
Johnson then reportedly left the residence in the victim’s 2009 Honda Civic. The victim had reportedly called family members for assistance when she heard someone shaking her door, attempting to enter her residence. As Johnson was leaving the victim’s driveway, some of the family members arrived to check on her and one of them attempted to block the path of her vehicle. Johnson allegedly rammed the family member’s vehicle with the victim’s car.
A short time later, the victim’s car was reportedly recovered by the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department in the area of Adams Lane in Mooresburg.
According to the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department, Johnson abandoned the 2009 Honda Civic and broke into a home, armed with a firearm, and stole a purse and black Toyota Scion from another victim.
After recovering the stolen Grainger County vehicle and searching the area for Johnson, HCSO Cpl. Jeremy Nash reported he was advised Hancock County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of the stolen Scion.
Nash reportedly joined the pursuit at Hwy. 31, near the intersection of Mooresburg Springs Road. Johnson reportedly led officers on a chase at speeds in excess of 85 mph, traveling down Hwy. 31, then west on Hwy. 11W and south on County Line Road. Grainger County deputies Jason Mathis and Greg Johnson also joined the pursuit.
Johnson reportedly turned left onto Slate Hill Road, almost hitting a patrol vehicle head on, then turned right onto Lake Access Road, where he came to a stop and was taken into custody.
Johnson was charged in Hawkins County with driving on a revoked license, felony evading by motor vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, speeding 85 in a 45 mph zone, reckless driving, aggravated robbery and theft of property more than $2,500.
He faces charges of aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, theft more than $10,000, aggravated robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Grainger County.