On Saturday night December 14, 2019 just before midnight Pineville Officer Shane Stewart attempted to stop 33 year old Derek Lord of Pineville by a church on 3rd street in the Wallsend Community. Lord refused direction to stop and fled from the officer on foot.
Officer Stewart pursued Lord across Tennessee Avenue into an alley between 3rd and 4th streets. After continued refusal to halt, the officer deployed his taser to get Lord stopped and restrained.
A search incident to arrest of Lord revealed small baggies containing a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine, a pipe with residue and a crystal-like rock inside, small scales, and cash.
After a more thorough look at the money, four $100 bills were determined to be counterfeit and were marked “play money”. The words were whited out in an attempt to hide the fact that the bills were fake. Deputy Jake Perry discovered the bills while assisting in securing Lord.
Derek Lord was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with fleeing or evading police – 2nd degree (on foot), resisting arrest, trafficking in controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense greater than two grams – Methamphetamine, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, and (4) four counts criminal possession of a forged instrument.
He was also served a failure to appear warrant out of Whitley County with a $15,000 cash bond, a Knox County bench warrant with a $168 cash bond, two complaint warrants from Bell county along with a failure to appear warrant with $51,000 cash bonds.
Also assisting was KSP Trooper Taylor Mills