Man pulls knife on Target employees, then leads police on high-speed chase around mall
A Chattanooga man is facing a long list of charges after leading police of a chase near Hamilton Place Mall Tuesday and then pulling a knife on several Target loss prevention staffers.
Arrest records show that 47-year-old Mitchell Reynolds Sullivan was stopped by the Target loss prevention employees on Gunbarrel Road.
That's when Sullivan drew the knife, telling them "I got my knife now, m--- f---!" and tried to stab them.
He then left in a white Ford Focus, and was spotted by a police officer a short distance away in the parking lot at the nearby Panera Bread, also on Gunbarrel.
Sullivan then tried to ram the officer, and then took off with both Chattanooga police officers and Hamilton Count deputies in pursuit.
The chase snaked around Hamilton Place Mall, then onto Shallowford Road and then reached speeds of 80 mph on Lee Highway, where the posted speed limit is 40mph.
Sullivan crashed into two other vehicles at Lee Highway and Standifer Gap Road where he was arrested.
He told police he'd been using meth.
In Sullivan's car, police found other drugs and evidence of drug use, including a dose of Narcan, used to counteract the effects of opioids.
Sullivan now faces a total of 22 charges, ranging from 7 counts of aggravated assault, evading arrest, theft or property, multiple drug charges and 12 other traffic-related charges.
He's due on court February 26.