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Suspects try to give Tellico police 'the slip'

Published: 8:57 AM, 02/27/2013
 

Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

TELLICO PLAINS-A Tellico Plains couple was arrested Monday night after they were spotted running a high rate of speed on New Highway 68.

Tellico Plains Police Capt. Daniel Hampton said he saw a blue Ford Ranger pulling out of Ian's Market and noticed neither the driver or the passenger was wearing a seatbelt. As he was watched, the truck took off at a high rate of speed.

Hampton followed, turning on his lights and siren, but the truck kept going. Hampton said he followed the truck onto Unicoi Church Lane, then onto Unicoi Church Road before turning onto Croft Road.

From there, the truck turned onto Beaty's Chapel Road then onto Mecca Pike where two Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies were waiting with stop sticks. The driver managed to avoid those and drove another half mile before coming to a stop on Mary Hunt Road.

See full story in the Wednesday, Feb. 27, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.


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