UPDATE: The man accused of running away from a crash that happened during a police chase, leaving his friend in a burning car to die, has been booked into the Hamilton County Jail on Thursday.

Douglas Cody Gass was taken into custody in Florida on November 1.

His friend who died was Koby Burchfield.

Police say Burchfield was a passenger in the vehicle that Gass crashed during the chase on October 7.

Police say Gass ran from the scene and left Burchfield in the burning vehicle.

Burchfield later died at a hospital.

According to the Hamilton County court docket, Gass is scheduled to appear in on court on November 15.

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PREVIOUS UPDATE: The TBI announced via Twitter Friday morning that Douglas Cody Gass has been apprehended in Florida.

Gass is accused of leaving his passenger in a burning car after a police chase and was later added to the TBI's 10 Most Wanted list.

Chattanooga police posted on the CPD Facebook page that Gass will be extradited to face charges for Vehicular Homicide, Reckless Aggravated Assault, Felony Evading, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death, and Reckless Endangerment.


PREVIOUS STORY: A man accused of leaving his passenger in a burning car after a police chase has been added to the TBI's 10 Most Wanted list.

Chattanooga police say on October 7, 23-year-old Cody Gass ran away from a crash that happened during a police chase and killed his friend, 19-year-old Kobe Burchfield.

Police say Burchfield was left to die in a burning vehicle.

Gass was also added to Hamilton County's 12 Most Wanted list and at one point, was believed to be in the Dade County area.

Gass is facing charges of Vehicular Homicide, Reckless Aggravated Assault, Felony Evading, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death and Reckless Endangerment.

The TBI says a reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

If you have any information about this case, please call TBI Special Agent Keith Herron at 1-800-TBI-FIND or Chattanooga Police Department Investigator Tim Pickard at 423-698-2525.

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PREVIOUS STORY: The search continues for the man who led police on a chase, which killed his 19-year-old passenger, Kobe Burchfield. 

Police say Cody Gass ran away from the crash and he's been added to Hamilton County's 12 Most Wanted list.

Gass has been on the run for roughly two weeks.

Investigators believe he may be in the Dade County area, according to a Facebook post from the Dade County Sheriff's Office.

Kobe's father, Michael Burchfield, says the last few weeks without his son have been the hardest of his life.  

"There have been nights where I cried all night," Michael Burchfield told Channel 3. 

On October 7, Gass led police on a chase before crashing into a telephone pole. He then ran off, leaving his friend Kobe Burchfield to die inside a burning car.

"I don't know if he knew Kobe was trapped. I don't know what he knew when he got out of that car. But, I know he didn't look for his best friend and he didn't try to help him," said Michael Burchfield. 

He says his son's biggest downfall was that he placed his trust in Gass. 

"In how he reacted I see absolutely no loyalty, no concern for anybody but himself," said Burchfield discussing Gass. 

Gass is wanted for 12 different charges, including vehicular homicide, failure to render aid, and leaving the scene of an accident involving death/personal injury. 

"That's my kid and you killed him and then you ran," said Michael Burchfield. 

Michael Burchfield is searching for closure in the form of his son's killer being found. 

"First I had to be there at the hospital. Then I had to be at the burial and now, I'm trying to get Cody caught," Michael Burchfield told Channel 3. 

Gass has a few tattoos you may recognize if you see him. One of them is a small moneybag on his right hand and the other is a chest tattoo that says "Live Fast, Die Hard." 

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says all fugitives should be considered armed and dangerous. So if you see Cody Gass, call 911. 

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