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HCSO Assists in Traffic Stop Near Hamilton Place Mall


For Immediate Release: 10/8/23

HCSO Assists in Traffic Stop Near Hamilton Place Mall

Hamilton County, TN – On October 7, 2023, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel were dispatched to assist Chattanooga Police with stopping a vehicle. Deputies were alerted that the suspect had allegedly already struck several other vehicles and damaged private property. After a failed stop attempt CPD was advised not to pursue the vehicle. Two HCSO deputies in the area responded to the call for assistance and soon located the suspect’s vehicle.

After attempting another traffic stop near the exit ramp to Shallowford Road on I-75NB, the suspect continued to flee and turned onto Hamilton Place Boulevard. To prevent further damage or injuries and due to the amount of traffic in that area, an HCSO Lieutenant attempted to conduct a PIT maneuver and was able to force the suspect to the right side of the road, where they were boxed in by the other HCSO deputies.

The suspect was then swiftly removed from the vehicle, taken into custody without further incident, and transported to the Hamilton County Jail and Detention Center by CPD.

The suspect, Emory Letson, is charged with Felony Evading in a Motor Vehicle and is also facing other charges pending from CPD.

No additional information is available.

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