Man exchanges gunfire with deputies, ends up hiding out in bathhouse
A McMinn County man led deputies on a car, then a foot chase, shooting at deputies before he holed up in bathhouse Monday night.
Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating the incident.
Nunley reportedly drove his vehicle into a wooded area near 125 County Road 67 in McMinn County, and then fled on foot, with deputies in pursuit.
As he ran from deputies, Nunley reportedly turned and fired upon the pursuing deputies, who returned fire but did not hit him. Nunley ran into a bathhouse on the property and refused to surrender to deputies, which lead to a standoff.
After negotiating with Nunley for about two hours, the McMinn County Sheriff’s Department used an armored vehicle and struck the building. Nunley ultimately surrendered to deputies, who arrested him.
Neither Nunley nor any deputy was struck during the exchange of gunfire, but a deputy did sustain minor injuries during the pursuit and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Nunley has been charged with:
- Aggravated Assault-Officer X 4, - Class C Felony
- Aggravated Domestic Assault With Deadly Weapon - Class C Felony
- Theft Of Motor Vehicle
- Evading Arrest - Felony
- Unlawful Carrying Or Possession Of A Weapon By Felon
- Driving On Revoked Driver's License - 4Th Offense
- Resisting Stop
- Reckless Endangerment Class A Misdemeanor