SUSPECT LOSES SNEAKERS CHASE 2006
A man police say tried to drive away from them after being stopped for speeding was convicted Thursday of evading arrest and possession of cocaine and PCP with intent to deliver. Seneka Deray Johnson, 23, was sentenced to 40 years in prison and $4,000 in fines for each of the two drug offenses, and to two years in jail and a $2,000 fine for evading arrest. Williamson County Sheriffs deputies said they tried to stop Johnson on April 25, 2006, for speeding in a neighborhood near Westwood High School in the Anderson Mill area, but Johnson tried to evade the deputies' car. A passenger in Johnson's van leaped out, but Johnson kept driving. In the 9500 block of Meadowheath Drive, deputies said Johnson also leaped out of his van. The van kept moving and struck another vehicle and a tree. Johnson stumbled and was struck by the pursuing deputy's car as he tried to stop. The incident was captured on dashcam video. A purple "Crown Royal" bag Johnson was carrying as he leaped from the van was recovered, and deputies found the drugs inside it. Johnson pleaded not guilty to the charges. He had previously been arrested and incarcerated, both as a juvenile and an adult, for drug and evading offenses.