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CAPTURED: Man wanted for car burglary, police chase in Hamilton Co.

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: A man wanted by The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for running over three people while fleeing from the victims of a car burglary is behind bars tonight.

Matt Lea with the Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old James Robin Roddy was picked up by deputies on Carey Lane in Soddy Daisy around 8:30 Tuesday night.

Roddy is facing a long list of charges, including burglary, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and evading arrest.

Lea says a complete list of charges is not available, because more charges could be added pending the outcome of the investigation.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story.


ORIGINAL QUESTION: A man leaving the Country Side Restaurant located at 8223 Mahan Gap Road on Monday around 3:30 p.m.found that his car had been broken into with the suspect fleeing the area. 

The victim followed the suspect until he lost his sight. 

The victim later found the suspect's vehicle parked at the Highway 58 Mart where he approached James Robin Roddy, 39, the suspect. At this time, a physical altercation took place and Roddy backed his truck in reverse striking three pedestrians, including the victim and his wife, in attempt to get away. The injured people were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. 

Roddy then traveled south on Highway 58 where his truck hit several vehicles, leaving the scene of each accident. HCSO Deputies then located Roddy on Mahan Gap Road and a short pursuit ensued. In attempt to elude deputies, Roddy drove through several yard where he eventually exited the vehicle and fled on foot. 

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has issued warrants for Roddy for several offenses related to the incidents. 

Deputies on scene recovered over $8000 worth of tools which had been stolen by Roddy at the initial incident. 

The HCSO is actively looking for James R. Roddy, at the time of print. Anyone with any information regarding his whereabouts should contact the HCSO immediately at 423-622-0022.  

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