5 suspects in custody following Tuesday afternoon pursuit in Knoxville


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A total of five people are in custody following a vehicle and foot pursuit Tuesday afternoon.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office releasing details of the incident late Tuesday night.

According to KCSO, the incident began near the Western Heights neighborhood in North Knoxville, where investigators searched for a known vehicle of people suspected of stealing from multiple Home Depot locations.

They were thought to have taken $13,000 worth of merchandise.

During the pursuit, two people fled the vehicle, running away on foot.

All five are in custody: Arrested on outstanding warrants along with theft warrants, fleeing and multiple outstanding warrants were Tommy Kitts, Reid Lindstrom, Derrick Hill, Sparkle Hall and Brian Kirksey.

KCSO also saying the suspects are currently being processed at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility while investigation continues for additional charges.

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