Smith County Man Runs From Coffee County Deputy

Henry Lee Wigham intake photo

Henry Lee Wigham intake photo

On Saturday Coffee County Deputy Kelly Smith observed a Tan Chevy Impala pulling out from Lank and Nicks in Hillsboro. The vehicle pulled out in front of deputy’s patrol car vehicle nearly striking it. Smith pulled over the vehicle at the Hillsboro Food Store and contact was made with driver and he said he had left his driver’s license at home. He told Smith that his name was Henry Williams and his birthdate was 9/16/1992. When the Deputy Smith went to his patrol car to check on the man’s name and birthdate he drove off. The suspect’s vehicle nearly hit a vehicle traveling south on Hwy 41. Smith gave chase as the suspect turned onto Hillsboro- Viola Road refusing to stop. The suspect stopped the Impala when it ran into a yard at 956 Hillsboro-Viola Road. The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot jumping a chain link fence and ran into a residence at 928 Hillsboro-Viola Road. The deputy found the man inside the residence and he was identified as Henry Lee Wigham age 23 from Carthage, TN. He stated he got scared when he was pulled over because he had a warrant out of Smith County for Violation of Probation.
A records check was run and the warrant was confirmed. Wigham was charged with Evading Arrest, Stop Halt Frisk, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Impersonation. A hold was placed on him for the probation violation for Smith County.
Wigham’s bond was set at $15,000.