Suspects charged with evading arrest, assault on police
Two people face multiple charges after trying to flee from Chattanooga Police, Tuesday.
Just before 10:00 p.m., police located a white Ford Explorer with dark tinted windows in the 23-hundred block of Citico Avenue. The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle at two drive-by shootings earlier in the day, with the latest having occurred minutes before the vehicle was located.
After a short chase that ended on the 600 block of Roanoke Avenue. One of the two suspects, Gregory Gillespie, got out the back of the vehicle waving a gun at police. Gillespie ran in front of the officer's car, throwing the gun. A brief foot chase down alley ended with Gillespie in custody.
The second suspect, Thomas Simmons, jumped from his moving vehicle and took off. Several blocks later on Jackson Street, police managed to take Simmons into custody. A search of the vehicle resulted in a pill bottle with 2 oxycodone pills and a marijuana cigar. The gun is described as a Taurus semi-auto 40 caliber pistol.
Both suspects are charged with evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance, and simple possession of marijuana.
Gillespie also faces charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and aggravated assault on police.
Simmons and Gillespie are due in court June 17th.