Driver reportedly shoots at car while chasing it to Claxton area
A private two-car chase that started in Knoxville Saturday morning ended in the Claxton community of Anderson County with a car crash, pending charges, and Anderson County sheriff’s deputies talking a suspect into giving himself up.
At approximately 11:14 a.m. Saturday, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office received several calls on a black Honda vehicle chasing a blue Kia on Edgemoor Road traveling toward Clinton Highway.
It was reported the driver of the black Honda was firing shots from the vehicle at the blue Kia.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris Paul and Sgt. David Davis located both vehicles on Edgemoor Road and attempted to make contact.
At the intersection of Edgemore and Clinton Highway (25W), the Kia crossed the highway onto Racoon Valley road and pulled into a parking lot where Sgt. Davis made contact with the driver and the vehicle.
The Honda turned south onto Clinton Highway and was pursued by Deputy Paul.
The suspect in the Honda attempted to turn right onto Lonesome Dove Road, but he lost control and crashed.
The driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the nearby woods. The suspect was followed by Deputy Paul and an off-duty Anderson County deputy, Matt McGhee.
Deputies Paul and McGhee were able to talk the suspect into surrendering without further incident and he was taken into custody.
The preliminary investigation revealed the two parties involved are known to each other.
The incident began in the Karns community in Knox County as part of a domestic altercation.
Knox County Sheriff’s Office will take the lead in this investigation and additional charges will be filed in Anderson County.
At this time, names of the parties involved are not being released due to the pending investigation.