On November 13, officers with the Estill Springs Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Wells St. about a suspicious person behind the home wearing a hoodie and face mask.
Before the officers arrived, a witness had called and identified the subject as Richard Flowers. Flowers had an active order of protection and was not allowed to be at the home. The order was signed in July of this year due to domestic assaults: one aggravated domestic assault, violations of probation, six violations of orders of protection, four drug-related arrests, and five resisting, evading, or escape charges. Flowers has been arrested a total of 40 times.
When the officers arrived, they observed a Dodge Charger sitting in the roadway. The tag was run and confirmed by dispatch that it belonged to Flowers. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop at the intersection of Fairview St. and Circle Drive. The vehicle then turned into Lulu’s Cafe and came to a stop. Officers approached the vehicle, and Flowers was not following orders. The vehicle left the parking lot quickly and entered Highway 41A northbound. Officers continued to pursue when the vehicle turned off Hwy. 41 and into Tyson Dr. through the feed mill. The pursuit continued to Arnold Air Force Base, where their department attempted to spike strip the vehicle but was unsuccessful. The vehicle had continued towards Manchester, and that is when Coffee County Sheriff’s deputies were able to meet the pursuit.
In an effort by all departments involved, they blocked the car and removed Flowers from the vehicle.
Flowers is currently being held in the Coffee County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $103,000.
Flowers is being charged in Franklin County with violation of order protection three times, aggravated stalking three times, resisting stop arrest, reckless driving, evading arrest, aggravated criminal trespass, driving on a suspended revoked license, and felony reckless endangerment.