JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – TBI Special Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to the shooting of a man during an interaction with authorities in Campbell County Thursday evening.
Preliminary information indicates that officers with the Caryville Police Department and deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office spotted a car traveling along the Appalachian Highway (the four lane) in Caryville that was the subject of a BOLO (Be On the Lookout) in connection to a robbery that occurred just after 7 pm in Jacksboro. Officers initiated a traffic stop, but the male driver refused to stop. A pursuit ensued and continued onto Interstate 75. At mile marker 137, the driver crashed into several vehicles stopped in a construction zone, including a cruiser driven by a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper who was parked behind a disabled vehicle. During efforts to take the driver into custody, the situation escalated, resulting in the trooper, a Caryville officer, and a Campbell County deputy firing shots, striking the suspect. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The TBI released on Friday afternoon that the deceased individual has been identified as Michael Raymond Hilton, age 34, of North Carolina.
A female passenger in the car, 33-year old Emily Hilton of Jacksboro, was also injured in the incident and was transported to the La Follette Medical Center for treatment. No officers were injured during the incident.
Hilton was released from the hospital, and then she was placed under arrest. She is charged with conspiracy to aggravated robbery. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/22/2021-6AM)