HCSO Deputies Involved in Pursuit – Patrol Vehicle Hit by Suspect
Hamilton County, TN – Earlier this morning, at approximately 6:30 am, a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a vehicle speeding and driving recklessly on Highway 27 near the Sequoyah Road exit in Soddy Daisy. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver fled at an excessive speed while driving recklessly. The decision was made not to pursue for safety concerns.
The vehicle was then spotted a short time later by another HCSO deputy on Highway 27. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect fled once again and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit followed Highway 27 until the suspect drove down the grass to get to Signal Mountain Road where he struck the deputy’s vehicle who was pursuing him. The collision rendered the deputy’s vehicle inoperable. The vehicle then left the scene of the accident, continued on until the suspect abandoned the car near the 1700 block Dayton Boulevard and ran on foot.
Deputies and additional law enforcement personnel, including Red Bank Police Department and Chattanooga Police Department personnel, responded to the scene to actively search the area for the suspect. HCSO Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) and K-9 personnel also responded to the scene to assist with the search efforts. Search efforts eventually culminated around the area of Ashmore Road, in Red Bank.
At this time, one suspect has been taken into custody and the search efforts have been discontinued. The name of the suspect is not being released at this time.
The suspect’s vehicle was found to have a stolen tag.
As this is an ongoing investigation, no further details are available at this time.