Evading Car Theft Suspect Caught
A 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 truck and trailer was stolen earlier this evening from 4500 Sherry Road in Chattanooga. A BOLO was issued to surrounding law enforcement agencies very quickly and a Red Bank Officer observed the suspect vehicle on Hwy. 27 as did a patrol vehicle from Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect refused to stop for emergency vehicles and continued driving over a large area of Hamilton County to include Red Bank, Soddy Daisy and Hixson, with speeds never exceeding 45 miles per hour.
The suspect vehicle turned onto Ely Road, at which time the driver lost control going thru a fence at 1516 Ely Road. He ran from the stolen vehicle towards the rear of the residence where law enforcement took him into custody.
The suspect, identified as Kevin Cook age 30 of Marion County will initially face charges of Theft over $10,000, Felony Evading and Felony Reckless Endangerment. As the investigation proceeds he will have additional charges added stemming from this incident.