Man arrested after early morning police chase
A Crossville man is facing charges after leading several agencies on a chase and assaulting an officer.
Hamilton County deputies arrested Daniel Clayton, 28, early Monday morning.
According to court documents, a deputy spotted a green Chevy blazer that was unregistered. When the officer attempted to pull the vehicle over the driver took off, leaving officers on a 31-minute chase up Signal Mountain and into Sequatchie County. Dunlap police used spike strips to stop the vehicle, but Clayton continued to drive with a flat tire. A Sequatchie County officer ended the chase by using his police car to strike Clayton’s vehicle.
Officer removed Clayton from his vehicle. He was arrested, but not before attempted to flee on foot and striking an officer in his attempt to escape.
Clayton is charged with evading arrest, speeding, vandalism/malicious mischief, reckless endangerment, financial responsibility, aggravated assault, vandalism and driving on a revoked or suspended license.
Clayton is being held in the Hamilton County Jail. He’s due in court on November 2.