EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Police pursuit ends with crash, suspect running before getting stunned
RED BANK, TN (WRCB) -
UPDATE: Two people are charged after leading Red Bank police on a chase early Wednesday morning.
Gene Adams is charged with two outstanding warrants for theft along with various traffic charges. The passenger, Edwin Derrick, was charged with two outstanding probation violations.
Red Bank police say the vehicle matched the description of one involved in an early-morning theft at the Kangaroo Market on Dayton Blvd.
"As the officer reached the driver door, the vehicle sped away onto Hwy 27," Red Bank Police Chief Tim Christol said. "A second patrol vehicle began an attempt to catch the suspect vehicle traveling southbound on 27."
The driver lost control and overturned the car near the 4th Street exit.
Officers immediately arrested the passenger but the driver ran away, jumping down from U.S. 27 onto 4th Street and continued to flee on foot.
Chattanooga police located him a short time later.
The two men are being held at the Hamilton County Jail.
PREVIOUS STORY: An early morning pursuit involving a Jeep and Red Bank Police ended in a crash on U.S. 27 Wednesday.
The Jeep overturned in the southbound lanes of U.S. 27 at the Fourth Street Exit around 3:45 a.m.
Details are limited but one witness traveling in the northbound lanes slowed down at the scene and said one man ran in front of his car and towards downtown. A police officer, he said, gave chase on foot briefly before returning to the scene of the crash.
"I saw a cop was holding another guy on the ground telling him the ambulance was coming," the witness said. "The guy kept saying he didn't do anything over and over."
Chattanooga Police, the Chattanooga Fire Department and Hamilton County EMS all responded to the scene to take over for the investigation which was now within the Chattanooga City limits.
Within minutes, police took off at high speeds from the crash location and down the exit ramp where they received word of the second man's location.
Police caught up with the man who allegedly ran from police in the parking lot of the Majestic Movie Theater on Broad Street.
Channel 3 crews observed he had been shocked with a stun gun. Hamilton County EMS responded to the scene where medics removed the stun gun barbs from his clothing and took the man to a local hospital.
There's not yet word on his condition or what, if any, charges will be forthcoming.
Channel 3 has reached out to the Red Bank and Chattanooga Police Departments for more information concerning the incident.
CPD has said it was not an arresting agency this morning.
Friday, January 19 2018 2:19 PM EST2018-01-19 19:19:13 GMT
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