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RUTLEDGE – Two Hamblen County residents were arrested after crashing a 2014 Dodge Dart into a residence.

Bean Station Police Officer Douglas McClure reported Alicia McPherson, 32, and Craig Hannah, 35, allegedly drove a vehicle into the victim’s house after making a wrong turn and ending up behind Wyatt Village residences. 

McPherson, who allegedly told officers her name was Alicia Hannah, was reported as driving the vehicle. She reportedly told officers Hannah had fled from the vehicle. 

After asking McPherson to step out of the vehicle, officers reported finding a baggy containing a green leafy substance on the dashboard. During a probable cause search of the vehicle, officers reported uncapped syringes and an additional marijuana cigarette, along with multiple identification cards, credit cards, social security cards and collectible foreign currency were found in the vehicle. 

Hannah reportedly told officers his name was Mike Hannah and gave an incorrect birthdate after they located him in a ditch line. He allegedly had $480 in counterfeit currency in his pocket at the time of arrest. 

Both suspects had warrants in Greene County. 

McPherson was arrested for identity theft, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and criminal impersonation. Hannah was arrested for identity theft, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal simulation, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and criminal impersonation. Both were transported to Grainger County Detention Center.