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HCSO Involved in ATV Pursuit on Highway 58


For Immediate Release: 10/30/23

HCSO Involved in ATV Pursuit on Highway 58

Hamilton County, TN – On October 29, 2023, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Patrol observed a 4-wheeler ATV traveling south on Highway 58 with one helmetless rider weaving in and out of traffic and driving at high rates of speed.

An HCSO Deputy attempted a traffic stop on Highway 58 near Clark Road however the suspect refused to stop. A pursuit ensued and continued near the 8600 block of North Hickory Valley Road where the deputy attempted to block him in. The ATV was stopped and as the deputy exited his vehicle the suspect then took off again crossing oncoming traffic on Highway 58 and headed the opposite direction.

A pursuit was then re-initiated as the suspect rode the emergency lane crossing Ferdinand Piech Way and continuing northbound. HCSO deputies attempted to stop the suspect again near Central High School but were unsuccessful. At Congress Lane and Highway 58, the rider crossed the grassy area beside the road and attempted to turn on Congress Lane but was stopped by one of the HCSO deputies.

The suspect refused to get off the 4-wheeler and was tased once, with no effect, and was tased a second time before being taken into custody.

The suspect, Deonte Eason, was transported to The Hamilton County Jail and Detention Center and is charged with the following:

• Reckless Driving

• Resisting Arrest

• Driving an Unauthorized Vehicle on a Highway

• Helmet Law

• Felony evading

No additional information is available.

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