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Crime Roundup: Leaving the scene of a crash, fake check and a DUI crash

Johnson City Press • Feb 14, 2019 at 12:19 PM

The following briefs are compiled from recent felony arrest reports from local law enforcement agencies:

Leaving the scene of a crash. A habitual motor offender fled the scene of an accident in January, resulting in his arrest Wednesday, Johnson City police said in a news release. Will S. Buchanan, 45, 115 Horseshoe Drive, was charged with being a habitual motor offender, following too close, financial responsibility violation, and leaving the scene of an accident. On Jan. 15, police investigated a crash on West State of Franklin Road at the intersection with Greenwood Drive. Police said Buchanan rear ended another vehicle stopped at the red light, and he left the scene of the accident before police arrived. Records checks showed the Buchanan was on habitual motor offender status and he also did not have financial responsibility on his vehicle. A warrant for his arrest was obtained Jan. 17. Police found and arrested him at his residence Wednesday. He was held in the Washington County Detention Center on $5,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Thursday.

Fraudulent check. A Limestone man faced a criminal simulation charge Tuesday after tried to pass a fraudulent at a check-cashing business, police said in a news release. Jessie L. Dykes, 39, 156 Bill West Road, was still at Cash Express, 711 W. Market St., when police arrived to investigate about 10:30 a.m.. Employees reported that Dykes had tried to cash the check and refused to leave the business without it. Police said the company named on the check confirmed that it was fraudulent. Dykes was held in the Washington County Detention Center on $5,000 bond and was set to appear Wednesday in Sessions Court.

Crash with 5th DUI. A Johnson City man was jailed on his fifth DUI charge Saturday after police spotted him driving the wrong on a one-way street in downtown Johnson City, police said. Alexis Maldonado Colon, 37, 1270A Milligan Hwy., also was charged with felony evading arrest, fourth offense driving on a revoked license and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. An officer saw Colon traveling the wrong way on West Market Street in downtown and stopped the vehicle, but Colon sped away seconds after stopping. Colon later crashed the vehicle into a cable barrier on Interstate 26 and came to a stop on Milligan Highway because of the damage to his vehicle. Police said Colon was driving under the influence of alcohol. A felony warrant also was out for his arrest in Sullivan County for a failure to appear charge. He was held without bond in the Washington County Detention Center and appeared Monday in Sessions Court.

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