UPDATE: Man accused of pinning cop against car arrested
Chattanooga Police have arrested three people who allegedly pinned an officer against his patrol car while trying to flee.
Police say officers were called to the Walmart in Soddy Daisy on three suspected shoplifters.
Officers arrived before the shoplifters left. They confronted Anthony H Cuevas when he exited the store.
He fled to a vehicle with two other passengers inside and jumped in. Officers pulled him out and took him into custody.
The passenger, Michael Rankin, got into the driver's seat and tried to flee. Officers tried to pull him from the vehicle, but one of the officers, Officer Craig Winters, was dragged and pinned against his patrol car.
Shots were fired at the vehicle.
"I hear what sounded like 2 shots fired, go off," says witness Doug Cherry. "Course I started flinching. Then I seen this car, I started looking and I seen this car run across through here speeding and a Soddy cop right behind it."
A chase ensued and officers followed them to Red Bank, into Chattanooga, before losing sight of the vehicle around I-24 in the Rossville, Georgia area.
The car was spotted and followed. It ran off the road in the Rinngold Road area of East Ridge.
Rankin was arrested and charged with shoplifting, evading arrest, aggravated assault, and attempted murder.
A third suspect, Kelly Bailey, is also in custody. Her charged have not been released.
Officer Winters was taken to Erlanger Hospital. He has since been released.