UPDATE: Additional charges added for suspect caught after I-75 chase
CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) -
UPDATE: The Bradley County Sheriff's Office has added a new charge of possessing stolen property to the list of charges against Julian D. J. Taylor after he led officers on a pursuit on I-75.
An investigation conducted by the BCSO Special Investigation Unit traced the vehicle Taylor was driving to a dealership in Atlanta.
When contacted Wednesday, the Smyrna, GA business had not noticed the 2013 Cadillac, which they valued at $44,985, was missing.
A theft report was filed with Smyrna Police Department. At that time detectives for the Bradley
County Sheriff's Office filed a charge of possessing stolen property in excess
of $10,000 in General Sessions Court.
PREVIOUS STORY: A man who tried to escape police on I-75 was captured Tuesday after his vehicle slid down an embankment near the Hiwassee River Bridge.
Julian D.J. Taylor, 23, was arrested after a Bradley County Sheriff's Office conducted a routine traffic stop on Interstate 75 near Exit 27 and discovered the license tag on the vehicle was registered to a different vehicle.
According to a news release, Taylor sped off as the detective approached the vehicle. Several other agencies responded to assist, as the vehicle continued on Lauderdale Memorial Highway and the returned to I-75.
Before the suspect could cross the Hiwassee River Bridge the vehicle went down an embankment and landed upside down.
Taylor, of University Park, IL, was checked for injuries at a hospital before being taken to the Bradley County jail where he was charged with resisting arrest, misuse of plates, evading, and reckless endangerment.