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UPDATE: Rhea Co. fugitive arrested in Roane Co.

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RHEA COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: A Rhea County fugitive is in custody tonight after a six-hour manhunt that ended in Roane County.

The Roane County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old David Paul Wicks was found in the woods near Waldo Road in Rockwood around 4:00pm.

Warrants for Felony Evading, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and Driving on Suspended or Revoked 3rd offense were issued for Wicks.

Several agencies helped Roane County officials in the search, including Rockwood PD, Rhea Co. S.O., Dayton PD, Cumberland Co. S.O., Crossville PD, Roane Emergency Management, and Knox Co. S.O.

Waldo Road and White's Creek area residents also assisted in the search

The Sheriff's Office says Wicks has multiple charges pending from several jurisdictions.

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PREVIOUS STORY: Rhea County Sheriff's Department and other agencies are searching for a fugitive and a companion around White's Creek Bridge. 

According to the Rhea Review, RCSD is working with Dayton Police, Spring City Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies in assisting Rockwood Police in capturing, David Paul Wicks. 

Rhea Review says officers were made aware that Wicks was at a Dollar General on July 21. When officers arrived on scene Wicks made a break towards the backdoor and jumped into a gray Chevy truck. 

As Pittman reached the truck, Wicks’ female companion started the truck and Wicks floored the accelerator as the officer opened the door.  Wicks reportedly crossed five lanes of high volume traffic.

Rhea County authorities are using blood hounds and while Knox County is helping with helicopters and K9s, said the Rhea Review. 

Wicks is charged with Felony Evading, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and Driving on Suspended or Revoked 3rd offense.

If you live in the area, you are asked to lock your doors and call 911 if you see anything suspicious

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