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Greene, Washington Co. authorities search for accused carjacker

Johnson City Press • Updated Mar 6, 2020 at 8:20 PM

A manhunt was underway Friday for a man who eluded a chase in Washington County after a carjacking in Greeneville, Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said in a news release.

Tyler James Rogers, 26, eluded deputies Thursday afternoon after he was spotted driving on Rowe Road in Washington County driving a gold Hyundai Elantra. Rogers fled in the car as deputies attempted a traffic stop and later crashed on Cherokee Road. He then ran into some woods.

Graybeal said authorities believe Rogers was picked up by another vehicle.

Anyone with information about Rogers or his whereabouts was asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 423-788-1414 or the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 423-798-1800.

Rogers faces multiple charges, including carjacking, violation of probation, evading arrest and reckless driving.

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