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Deputy shoots tires to stop vehicle after 100-mph chase; driver arrested

Staff Report • Mar 22, 2013 at 9:24 PM

MOUNTAIN CITY — A Johnson County Sheriff's Office deputy fired shots to stop a vehicle headed toward him after a high-speed chase on Tenn. Highway 67 late Thursday night, Sheriff Mike Reece said.

Brandon Michael Stanley was arrested on numerous charges following the incident that began just before 11 p.m. when deputies spotted Stanley's car speeding on Tenn. 67.

When a deputy turned on sirens and emergency lights, Stanley began to speed up and turned off his head light. Stanley's vehicle reached speeds in excess of 100 mph, and passed other vehicles on the highway with his lights off.

A deputy caught up with the speeding vehicle and stopped it, Reece said, but when the deputy got out of his cruiser to approach, Stanley took off again, driving toward the deputy.

The deputy opened fire, hitting the vehicle's tires and stopping it again. Stanley and two passengers in the vehicle were not injured.

Stanley was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest by motor vehicle, resisting arrest, reckless driving, and driving on a revoked license.

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