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Two-county police chase leaves suspect shot, charges pending


MEIGS COUNTY, TN. (WRCB) – A police chase across two counties Monday ends in gunfire.

Meigs County Chief Deputy Brian Malone says Officer Brad Collins tried stopping Franklin Osborne because he knew he didn't have a valid license and suspected meth activity.

Malone says when Osborne stopped, a woman, Tammy Hamill, ran from the car and Osborne took off, leading Officer Collins in to Rhea County.

Osborne eventually crashed at Highways 27 and 68, hitting Collins patrol car.

Malone says Officer Collins tased the suspect when he tried to run, and shot Osborne twice when he threatened Collins with a metallic object during a struggle.

Osborne was flown to Erlanger with non-life threatening injuries. Officer Collins wasn't injured and place on paid administrative leave.

Malone say Hamill was arrested and charged with evading arrest and possession of schedule II methamphetamine.

Charges are pending in Meigs and Rhea counties against Osborne.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is handling the case.

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