By Jocelyn Clark,

OCN Reporter

A stolen vehicle was recently recovered after Overton County Sheriff’s Department attempted a traffic stop.

On Saturday, March 21, Officer Timothy Reagan of Overton County Sheriff’s Department was patrolling on Bethlehem Road around 8:57 p.m. when a white Chevrolet S10 nearly hit his unit. 

After noticing the vehicle, Reagan turned on his lights and siren and pursued the vehicle, according to the OCSD report. The driver then fled at a high rate of speed, running through the Bethlehem and Rickman Road stop sign.

The vehicle turned onto Okolona Road and when it reached Meadowbrook Circle, it spun out in the yard at 103 Okolona Road residence resulting in damage to the lawn, according to OCSD. The vehicle finally came to a stop in the Livingston Statuary parking lot. The driver then exited the vehicle and took off on foot. 

When Reagan caught the driver, she was identified as Destiny Tirey, 31, of Rickman.

The passenger then exited the vehicle, and he was ordered to lie on the ground and was detained; he was identified as Brandon Speck, 40, of Livingston.

While searching the vehicle, 13 syringes, 1 meth pipe, and 2 baggies containing 1.4 grams of meth were found, according to Reagan’s report.

After running the tags, the information showed that the vehicle had been stolen out of Putnam County on February 27, 2020. 

Neither of the subjects admitted to the possession of the meth or paraphernalia. Tirey was charged with vandalism, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture, delivery, sale, or possession of meth, theft of property, evading arrest on foot, and evading arrest in a motor vehicle. Speck was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and manufacture, delivery, sale, or possession of meth.