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HCSO Deputies Involved in Vehicle Pursuit on Highway 27


Hamilton County, TN - At approximately 8:40 pm on Sunday, August 2, 2015, HCSO deputies initiated a traffic stop on a black SUV at the 1700 block of Highway 27 Southbound for driving with a revoked TN driver's license.

The driver of the vehicle was positively identified as Mr. Terry Vandergriff.

Deputies failed to get Mr. Vandergriff to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued reaching speeds of upwards 100 miles per hour. Deputies continued to chase Mr. Vandergriff on Highway 27 where he exited at the Mountain Creek Road exit and continued to proceeded to Browntown Road into Red Bank.

At this time, Red Bank authorities joined in the pursuit and spike strips were deployed, but missed.

The vehicle continued north, ultimately coming to a stop in the woods at 9893 Lovell Road, where the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot and eluded capture. A passenger in the vehicle, Ms. Rebecca Ward, was taken into custody for outstanding warrants.

Warrants were obtained for Mr. Vandergriff for felony evasion, driving on a revoked license, and drug paraphernalia.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is actively searching for Mr. Terry Vandergriff. If you have any information as to his location, please notify the HCSO at 423-622-0022.

No further information is available at this time.

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