Chattanooga man leads pursuit in stolen vehicle, facing over a dozen charges
A Chattanooga man is facing a slew of charges following a pursuit Friday.
According to an arrest affidavit, Chattanooga police investigators saw a black Chevrolet truck with dark tinted windows and a red TN dealer tag in the 800 block of Shallowford Road.
The vehicle matched the description of one used during a shots fired call in the 1000 block of Tunnel Boulevard earlier in the week.
The investigators attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver refused to stop and accelerated north on Gillespie Road.
The driver, identified as Tyqurerio Malone, then led a pursuit.
"[Investigators] pursued the vehicle north on [Gillespie], north on Acadia, west onto Hoyt Street (running the stop sign), north onto Rockaway, west onto Through Street, north onto Greenwood Road," the affidavit said.
When Malone made it to the 1800 block of Greenwood Road, a gun was thrown from the truck.
The chase continued into East Chattanooga, and Malone was driving at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour, police said.
"Once in East Chattanooga the truck made several loops from North Chamberlain, 3rd Street and into the Bayberry Apartments driving erratically in and out of his lane," the affidavit said.
The vehicle pursuit ended when Malone crashed into a fence at the end of a parking lot in the 3200 block of Windsor Street.
Malone then led police on a short foot chase. He was caught in the 2300 block of Milne Street, the affidavit continued.
Police ran the truck and determined it was stolen out of Bartow County, Georgia, on April 26.
A sergeant also found the gun that was thrown from the vehicle. The affidavit said it was stolen out of Chattanooga last November.
Malone faces charges of:
- Felony reckless endangerment
- Theft of property over $10,000
- Failure to yield to emergency vehicle
- Resisting arrest or obstruction of legal process
- Felony evading arrest
- Left of center violation
- Driving left of center line
- Failure to yield right-of-way
- Stop sign violation
- Tinted windows violation
- Leaving scene of accident (parked vehicle)
- No proof of insurance
- Registration, misuse of evidences
- Driving without drivers license / expired license
- Drivers to exercise due care
- Failure to signal turn
One of the passengers riding in the vehicle was also arrested. The affidavit says J'Darrius Rice refused to get out of the truck when police commanded him to, and he was charged with resisting arrest or obstruction of legal process.
Malone and Rice are both due in court on May 8.