ADDITIONAL DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON MONDAY NIGHT CAR CHASE, BUT SUSPECT IS STILL AT-LARGE
Additional details have been released on the Monday night police chase through three counties in Northeast Tennessee. The Carter County Sheriff's Office reports the chase began at the Sunoco on the Milligan Highway, after Ryan Dixon was seen in the passenger seat of a parked silver Chevrolet Cruz. Dixon was wanted on multiple felony warrants and deputies attempted to get him to get out of the car, but he became agitated, jumped into the driver's seat while deputy Justin Covington opened the door, and Dixon threw it into reverse and accelerated dragging Covington until the Cruz hit a parked Jeep Laredo. Covington got away from the Cruz and Dixon fled down Milligan Highway, where he sped onto Interstate 26 at Exit 27 traveling toward Erwin before taking Exit 32 and re-entering the interstate to head back toward Johnson City. Unicoi County deputies and Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers joined the chase as Dixon's speed exceeded 100 mph. Johnson City police officers attached spike strips at Exit 24, which caused Dixon to lose control of his car near Exit 23. He then ran from the scene into a patch of woods below the interstate. K-9's were unable to locate Dixon and he is still at-large. Several warrants have been issued for his arrest including felony evading arrest, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and aggravated assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon.
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