KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A suspect has been taken into custody following a pursuit that began in Morgan County and ended in Anderson County late Thursday, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Charges are pending and multiple district attorneys general are involved in the case.
Chief Deputy Brian Galloway shared on Friday morning that the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office was pursuing the suspect into Anderson County on Highway 116, New River Highway.
“The suspect and deputies ended up on an old mining road near Bill Patterson Lane in Anderson County where the suspect fled into the woods and exchanged gunfire with Morgan County,” Galloway said. “After our deputies arrived on the scene with them the Morgan County deputies were able to negotiate with the suspect to give himself up.”
District Attorney General Russell Johnson said on Friday that he was in contact with law enforcement as the situation was developing and that he contacted District Attorney General Dave Clark in Anderson County to let him know about the situation.
“I do know that Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded. I think that Tennessee Highway Patrol was in the process of responding including with a helicopter. I’m not sure how far that developed. The reason for the helicopter was that the subject that was being pursued, ended up in a remote area of the New River community of Anderson County and was on foot in the woods,” Johnson told WATE 6 On Your Side.
“General Clark and I have been in communication with Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen about the subject,” Johnson said.
Charges are pending in both Morgan County and Anderson County, according to Johnson.
More information about the suspect is forthcoming. No injuries were reported.