A Kingsport man is facing an array of charges in connection with recent thefts from automobiles in eastern Hawkins County.
Devin Allen Ray Rose, 19, of Stonegate Road, is being charged with theft over $10,000, three counts of reckless endangerment, possession of stolen property, evading arrest by motor vehicle, two counts of evading arrest by foot, vandalism, three counts of leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license and two counts of aggravated assault on an officer.
Rose’s exploits began Tuesday when he allegedly stole a 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck from the residence of Robert Mullins on Carters Valley Road in Church Hill. According to a report by Deputy Jeffrey Walker of the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, Mullins had last seen the truck around 2:30 a.m. when he went outside to smoke a cigarette. When Mullins woke up at 8:30 a.m., the truck was gone.
Seven hours after the report was filed, the truck was found on Hickory Hills Road in Church Hill where Rose ran from Hawkins County deputies and fled the scene in the truck, leading to a high-speed pursuit. Rose left the road several times, traveling through wooded areas and pastureland, causing damage to the truck. Rose also collided with two patrol units during the chase, traveled through a large pasture and abandoned the truck on Bright Road in Church Hill. The truck was towed from the scene.
Rose, meanwhile, had gone to the home of his girlfriend and mother on Hickory Hills Road, where he had fled. In a release by Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson, Rose entered a stolen black truck and drove through a field where he struck another fence while re-entering Hickory Hills Road.
“Due to Rose driving with complete disregard for the life and limb of the general public and all involved law enforcement officers, deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, and both vehicles collided causing damage to the patrol car,” Lawson said. “At that time, Rose then fled North on Hickory Hills Road, then struck another patrol car. At that time, Rose then fled North on Hickory Hills, then struck another patrol car driven by another deputy, Rose then wrecked at Bright Road and fled with law enforcement on foot.”
Hawkins and Sullivan County deputies went back to the home of Rose’s girlfriend and mother. The girlfriend, 19-year-old Haley Powell and mother Amy Powell, age 41, told deputies that the Rose was not at the house. Rose was eventually found in a locked bedroom while hiding under a bed. The Powell’s were charged with accessories after the fact.