Dunn charged after ‘sideswiping’ Bradley County deputy’s vehicle
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Aug 06, 2014 | 2750 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A Bradley County deputy escaped injury Tuesday afternoon after her vehicle was reportedly “sideswiped” by another.

Deputy Laura Lane was sitting in a turn lane on Georgetown Road near Villa Drive when the driver of a pickup truck struck her patrol car.

Ricky Dunn, 54, of Reliance was arrested and charged on multiple counts of traffic charges.

Lane reported the incident to Bradley County 911 dispatchers and announced the driver of the truck had continued traveling on Georgetown Road.

Reports indicated the driver reached speeds exceeding posted speed limits.

Other deputies were en route to aid Lane as she attempted to make a traffic stop on the driver of the pickup truck.

According to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, the driver drove several miles north along Georgetown Road and eventually pulled into the parking lot of a business.

Deputies were able to identify the driver as Dunn.

According to Gault, Dunn was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a revoked license, DUI, speeding, felony evading and failure to provide proof of insurance.

He was placed under a $12,500 bond and is still incarcerated at the Bradley County Jail.

BCSO Traffic Unit deputy Michael Westfield is in charge of the crash investigation.

n A Bradley County woman was charged with TennCare fraud in connection with allegedly selling prescription drugs which were paid for by the state’s Medicaid health care insurance program.

The Office of Inspector General announced the arrest of Barbara Sue Greer, 50, of Cleveland, after a joint investigation with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

She was charged with three counts of TennCare fraud, two counts of sale or delivery of the painkiller Oxycodone, sale or delivery of Hydrocodone, also a pain medication, and two counts of sale or delivery of Alprazolam, sold as the brand Xanax, which is an anti-anxiety drug. Greer is accused of obtaining prescriptions using TennCare as payment on the clinical visits, then selling a portion of the pills on three separate occasions, according to the OIG.

TennCare fraud is a Class E felony carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison per charge. Sale of a Schedule III and Schedule IV controlled substance is a Class D felony, punishable by two to four years in prison. Sale of a Schedule II controlled substance is a Class C felony carrying a sentence of up to six years in prison.

District Attorney General Steven Crump will be prosecuting the case against Greer.