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HCSO Involved in Pursuit on Wilcox Boulevard Continuing on Highway 153


Hamilton County, TN – Earlier this evening at approximately 6:00 p.m., a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a gold Chevrolet Cruz on Wilcox Boulevard after observing the suspect vehicle driving through the center lane and passing stopped vehicles.

Preliminary investigation shows the suspect vehicle sped up, driving through the Chattanooga Police Department officer-involved shooting scene. The suspect vehicle headed towards Highway 153 where it swerved towards a HCSO detective responding to the CPD shooting scene, almost striking them head-on. Shortly after, the suspect vehicle struck two civilian vehicles.

One person was transported to a local medical facility with minor injuries.

The suspect is being identified as Brandon Smith, 35, and has multiple active warrants.

Brandon Smith was transported to a local medical facility with minor injuries. Upon release, Smith will be booked into the Hamilton County Jail and will be charged with the following:

Reckless Driving

Felony Evading

Aggravated Assault (Multiple Counts)

Driving on Revoked License

Retaliation for Past Action on Law Enforcement

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details are available at this time.

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