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High Profile Felony Fugitive Apprehended


HCSO – Collegedale Police Department Arrest High Profile Felony Fugitive

Hamilton County, TN – Earlier this morning in a coordinated effort, several divisions within the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Collegedale Police Department arrested William “Terry” McDaniel in Collegedale, Tennessee (DOB 3-11-78).

HCSO Fugitive Division personnel, along with numerous other local, state, and federal agencies, have been actively searching for McDaniel for several weeks due to numerous outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants stemming from a variety of incidents spanning jurisdictions including Collegedale, Hamilton County, Meigs County, Walker County, Bradley County, and Catoosa County. McDaniel was determined to be a high risk felony suspect that warranted a direct, targeted operational plan of apprehension. McDaniel had reportedly made numerous threats to harm himself and members of the law enforcement community.

At approximately 9:00 am today, a Collegedale Police Department Motor Officer encountered a male motorcycle rider breaking the speed limit within the Collegedale city limits and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of the motorcycle (later to be determined to be Terry McDaniel), fled the scene and led the officer on a pursuit. As the pursuit ensued, it was learned that simultaneously the HCSO FAST Team (part of the HCSO Fugitive Division) was in the same area following up on viable intelligence of McDaniel’s whereabouts.

As the pursuit followed, the motorcycle McDaniel was riding began having mechanical problems causing McDaniel to pull over, abandon the motorcycle, and flee on foot. Law enforcement personnel then pursued McDaniel on foot where he was apprehended shortly thereafter by a HCSO K-9.

The law enforcement personnel and divisions who were actively involved in today’s capture were as follows:

HCSO Patrol Division

HCSO K-9 Division

HCSO Fugitive Division (FAST Team)

HCSO Criminal Investigations Division (CID)

HCSO School Resource Officer Division(SRO)

Collegedale Police Department

Collegedale Police Department is charging McDaniel with the following new charges in light of today’s incident. Please note, other charges may be pending the conclusion of the Collegedale investigation.

50 mph in a 35 mph Zone

Felony Evading Arrest


Driving while Revoked

For the last two weeks, the following agencies have assisted with great diligence and offered operational support to the HCSO Fugitive Division as they have led the efforts to locate and apprehend McDaniel.

HCSO Patrol Division

HCSO K-9 Division

HCSO FAST Team (Fugitive Division)

Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Walker County Sheriff’s Office

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office

U.S. Marshall

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI)

As stated above, McDaniel has many outstanding warrants from several jurisdictions. His outstanding warrants are outlined by agency as follows:

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office

Felony Evading Arrest by Vehicle x2

Reckless Endangerment x2


Meigs County Sheriff’s Office

Car Jacking

Aggravated Assault


Theft of a Motor Vehicle

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office

Probation Violation for Theft/Larceny from Building

Rhea County Sheriff’s Office

Failure to Appear for Theft Over $1000

Evading Arrest

Collegedale Police Department

Open Container

False Imprisonment x2

Reckless Endangerment x2

Evading Arrest x2

Reckless Driving

Financial Responsibility

Driving Left of Center

Improper Passing

Although today’s incident has occurred and McDaniel has been taken into custody, Collegedale Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office are still conducting open investigations into the actions of McDaniel.

Therefore, at this time, no further details are available.

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