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UPDATE: Suspect named in police chase

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UPDATE: The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect in the Tuesday night police chase that damaged two patrol cars.

Jeffery Dean Gilliam, 48, is the suspect from last night’s police pursuit on East 23rd Street.

Gilliam was transported to the Hamilton County Jail and is awaiting booking at this time. The HCSO says he will be charged with several offenses.

Gilliam also has pending charges from Georgia from the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department.

PREVIOUS STORY: Two Patrol Cars were damaged after a chase in Hamilton County about 10:53 p.m. Tuesday night.

 Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Deputies were requested by the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department to help in a car chase headed into Hamilton County with two people. An adult woman was in the vehicle and the driver would not allow her exit the vehicle. 

That's when HCSO deputies and East Ridge Police Department officers released spike strips and were successful in deflating three of the suspect's vehicles tires.  

Despite having three flat tires, the driver didn't stop. The driver then side-swiped a HCSO Deputy's car and eventually came to a stop after hitting a Chattanooga Police Officer's vehicle. Both officers are ok however their cars are damaged.

The suspect was taken into custody by means of a Chattanooga K-9 officer and then transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Once cleared from the hospital, the suspect will be transported downtown to the Hamilton County Jail and will face numerous charges.

The  investigation is  ongoing. 

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