Suspect in Oak Ridge carjacking in jail after release from hospital

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The man charged with forcing a disabled woman from her van before stealing her car in Oak Ridge last weekend is now in police custody after being released from the hospital.

Bradley Thomas, 30, is charged with reckless endangerment, evading arrest, carjacking, aggravated robbery and especially aggravated kidnapping.

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Police initially said Thomas removed the disabled woman in the van from her wheelchair in a Red Lobster parking lot, but her mother said she was sitting in a vehicle seat when she was pushed out. The wheelchair remained in the vehicle and was damaged in the subsequent crash.

After a pursuit by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, the Thomas crashed at the intersection of Clinton Highway and Powell Drive.

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He is being held on $375,000 bond in the Anderson County Detention Facility.

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