CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – Anderson County authorities were pursuing a white Nissan SUV in the wee hours of this Wednesday morning for reasons yet to be released. The SUV entered Campbell County via Highway 116, and Campbell County Deputies joined the chase at the Caryville Shell Gas Station.
Authorities tell WLAF News that at 3:45am is when the Nissan hit the interstate headed north on I-75 leaving out of Caryville. As the pursuit made its way north through Campbell County, WLAF News followed the play-by-play from Central Dispatch as deputies called off the mile markers as they passed. They were at Mile Marker 144, the Stinking Creek Exit, at 3:53am, and by 4am, they passed Mile Marker 153.
When the chase made it to Mile Marker 153, there was concern that the SUV might try to exit at Rarity Mountain Exit 156. It did not. At 4:05am, Whitley County Deputies announced that spike strips were in place across the interstate at the Williamsburg Exit at Mile Marker 11 while another Whitley cruiser was set up at Mile Marker 4.
It was 4:06am when the Nissan crossed into Kentucky with Campbell County Deputies still in pursuit according to Central Dispatch. Mile Marker 9 in Kentucky is where Whitley and Campbell County Deputies were able to force the white SUV to stop. Deputies were cautious as the two suspects showed their hands thinking that they may try to take off again before being apprehended. At 4:16am, both suspects were taken into custody.
The suspects were transported to the Whitley County Jail at Williamsburg. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/27/2022-6AM)