A high speed pursuit from Jackson County entered Lawrence County at 10:18 pm on Sunday night. Deputies from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and city officers from both Hoxie Police and Walnut Ridge Police were notified of a white Honda Accord with Tennessee plates being pursued by Jackson County authorities.
The chase entered Lawrence County on Hwy 367 at Alicia and continued through Minturn and towards Hoxie.
Both Hoxie and Walnut Ridge officers set up near the overpass at Hwy 367 and Hwy 63. Officers were requested to use spike strips to disable the vehicle before it entered a populated area. The attempt was unsuccessful and the chase entered into Hoxie at speeds of a reported 85 mph.
The suspect vehicle continued through Hoxie and into Walnut Ridge as officers from numerous agencies continued the pursuit.
As the chase continued on Hwy 34 out of Walnut Ridge, Randolph and Greene counties were notified. The pursuit entered Randolph County at speeds reported at 100 mph.
At 10:38 pm officers reported the fleeing suspect had entered Greene County with speeds of 104 mph, traffic was reported to be minimal.
At 10:43 pm the pursuit was reported to be entering Clay County with speeds over 100 mph and officers reporting the suspect was “break-checking” officers at high speeds.
At 10:49 pm Lawrence County Deputies were ordered to end the pursuit of the suspect by Lawrence County Sheriff Tony Waldrupe.
The pursuit was continued by Jackson County as Clay County and Corning Police were staging in an attempt to stop the suspect.
At 11:08 pm the Corning Police notified other agencies involved that they had the suspect in custody. No names have been released at this time.