Man charged with assault on first responder after chase through Knox, Loudon counties

Crime and Courts

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A man has been charged with aggravated assault on a first responder after police chase came to an end early Sunday morning at the intersection of Clinton Highway and Edgemoor Road.

According to an arrest report, Donald Eugene Moore, 47, of Corryton, led deputies on a chase from Loudon County into Knox County around 2 a.m. Officers say Moore nearly hit a vehicle on Middlebrook Pike before deputies performed a pit maneuver to stop him. After performing the maneuver Moore targeted and struck a Knox County deputy cruiser with the stolen truck he was driving.

Moore was forcibly removed from the vehicle and continued to resist arrest. A law enforcement officer shocked Moore with a Taser before he was subdued and taken into custody.

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