LINK: Cuba man who fled from cops in Allegany County shot by police in Tennessee

DANDRIDGE, T.N. – The man who fled from Cuba police Wednesday afternoon is in a Tennessee hospital this morning, shot by an officer after a vehicle he was in reportedly tried to hit police with his vehicle.

This is from the News Sentinal in Knoxville:

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an incident this morning in which officers fired shots at a fleeing suspect vehicle, wounding a passenger.

The suspect was identified as Jeremy Ostrander, who is wanted in New York for reckless endangerment and felony evading arrest. He was treated at the University of Tennessee “for a superficial wound” and released, Dandridge Police Chief Carson Williams said.

The driver was a woman identified by the TBI as Tesa Harris. She allegedly accelerated the vehicle toward the two officers and a Jefferson County deputy who had stopped the car near a Ruby Tuesday restaurant shortly after 4 a.m.

TBI spokeswoman Kristen Helm said the Dandridge officers and a Jefferson County deputy pursued the vehicle where it stopped at exit 417 off Interstate 40 near the Ruby Tuesday restaurant.

As officers approached the vehicle and the occupants sped away, officers fired at the vehicle. The vehicle stopped a short time later, and Ostrander fled on foot. He was arrestedabout 8:50 a.m. about five miles away, Williams said.

No employees were present when the incident occurred, Ruby Tuesday spokeswoman Meredith Hammond said.

“The authorities were still there when our employees started coming in to work,” Hammond said.

The Dandridge officers have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the TBI investigation, a routine practice among police agencies whose officers are involved in shooting incidents.

Information on the status of the deputy was not immediately available.

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One Comment

  1. moved away says:

    it just keeps getting better for whitesville residents.but of course it cant be tesas fault…

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