Man charged with trying to run over Hamblen County deputy

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a Morristown man was arrested Saturday night after he tried to run over a Hamblen County deputy with a stolen truck.

Anthony Sizemore, 40, faces an attempted first degree murder charge.

A police report says on Saturday night, narcotics officers investigating a stolen 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck learned it was going to at Carroll’s Grocery, 6822 W. Andrew Johnson Highway. After spotting the truck behind the store, Deputy Marti Wolfe and Deputy Bradley Gilmer approached it.

Wolfe began telling the driver to stop, but the report says Sizemore kept driving in Wolfe’s direction, hitting her. Gilmer fired five rounds into the driver door and window as it sped off.

The truck was later found abandoned in a church parking lot in Newport. The suspects were caught a short time later at an apartment building in Newport.

Sizemore was hit in the left ankle by one of Gilmer’s bullets. He was treated at a local hospital. He and his passenger, Audra Britt, were then taken back to Hamblen County.

Deputy Wolfe’s injuries are not life threatening.

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