UPDATE: Police chase ends with arrest, rescue of two suspects on Signal Mtn.
Soddy Daisy Police Captain Jeff Gann tells Channel 3, the two suspects, John Dakota Grant and Brent Lee Castleberry, are accused of stealing a car in Hamilton County.
UPDATE: A police chase ended with the capture of two suspects on Signal Mountain Monday.
Soddy Daisy Police Captain Jeff Gann tells Channel 3, the two suspects, John Dakota Grant and Brent Lee Castleberry, are accused of stealing a car in Hamilton County around 3 p.m.
A BOLO was issued for the suspects and the car shortly after it was stolen.
Captain Gann says a Soddy Daisy officer spotted the car in the 7000 block of Dayton Pike and a pursuit began.
The chase ended on the Roberts Mill Road side of Signal Mountain, where Larry Basscom lives. He says he and his wife were setting up for a party when Grant and Castleberry crashed into a tree in their yard. His guests were greeted with crime scene tape; not at all what he expected on Labor Day.
"We were in the house; my wife and I. My wife was near the window. We heard the sirens, we heard the car speeding and suddenly there was a big crash," says Basscom.
Before the crash police say Grant was driving and rammed through the Boston Branch subdivision gate, where Basscom lives.
Gann says Castleberry was taken into custody at the scene; however, Grant tried to run from police and ended up falling over a ledge in the process.
Grant was rescued by Waldens Ridge EMS and taken to a local hospital.
"It took them about 30 to 45 minutes for them to find him down there. He said he was injured so they [called an] ambulance out," says Basscom.
As Basscom's party carried on, he says he's relieved no one was hurt.
"We are just glad that there was nobody in the yard when it happened and the damages rather minimal," says Basscom.
Captain Gann says the two will be charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest by Soddy Daisy police. Gann says the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is expected to file charges against the pair for the stolen vehicle.
PREVIOUS STORY: Waldens Ridge emergency crews are trying to save a person on Signal Mountain Monday afternoon.
Crews were called to the 2400 Boston Branch Circle shortly after 3:20 p.m.
Details are limited at this time.
Officials confirm a rescue is underway.
The person's condition is unknown.