LEBANON, TN – 20-year-old Austin Dewayne Sellars had 7 warrants for his arrest, so when police asked for his identification, he told them he was ‘Kevin Felts’. He was in the vehicle with his grandmother, who quickly corrected the record, and told police his true name. Grandma wasn’t having it.
Wilson County Deputy Jake Smith was on routine patrol on Baddour Parkway when he observed a passenger in a vehicle, later identified as Austin Sellars, who was not wearing a seat belt. A traffic stop was initiated, and he stated he was ‘Kevin Felts’ when asked for his identification. His grandmother was the driver of the vehicle, and she told police that was her grandson, and his name was certainly Austin Sellars. With his identify now confirmed, it was learned he had 7 warrants from Rutherford county, some of them for felonies.
Austin Sellars wasn’t quite finished, though. As the deputy was attempting to cuff him, Sellars struggled and fought with deputies, attempting to free himself by use of force. Sellars was booked into the Wilson County Jail, and charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, and he was issued a citation for the seat belt violation.
In court on Thursday, Judge Haywood Barry dismissed the seat-belt citation . On the two remaining criminal charges, in a guilty plea, Sellars received 180 days, all suspended except 7 days, which he served in jail while waiting for his court date since his arrest a week ago. He was transferred to Rutherford County after court Thursday, where he immediately bonded out.