Deputy Dakota Williams was on patrol when he noticed a vehicle with its passenger side headlight out so he initiated a traffic stop. When Deputy Williams approached the driver he stated that his name was Evan Kniffen and that he did not have his ID on him. Deputy Williams ran a check and discovered that Kniffen had an active warrant for his arrest. He told the driver to step out of the car and that he was placing him under arrest for the warrant. It was at this point the driver stated that he lied about his name and that he was actually Matthew Scott Norton.
Deputy Williams once again ran his name and discovered that Norton had a suspended driver’s license. Norton also could not show proof of insurance on the vehicle. Norton was placed into custody and transported to the county jail.
Norton is charged with Criminal Impersonation, Driving While Suspended, Violation of the Light Law, and Violation of the TN Financial Law. This is Norton’s 12th booking into the county jail.