High Speed Pursuit Starts In Coffee County, Ends In Murfreesboro

police chase 2The search is on for a suspect who led the Tennessee Highway Patrol on a high speed chase through Coffee County into Rutherford County. A suspect, driving a silver Lexus SUV, was clocked at over 100 miles per hour in a work zone at mile-marker on westbound I-24 around 5 a.m. Monday. A pursuit reached speeds of 120 miles per hour.
THP had a trooper working in the TDOT construction zone I-24 westbound inside Coffee County when he clocked the Lexus at 103 mph with workers present. The trooper pursued the subject to exit 81 where Rutherford County and was able to deploy spike strips. The vehicle did make contact with the spike strips, went onto the shoulder, and then came to rest in the grass. The black male driver fled on foot with Rutherford County and Murfreesboro Police city units assisting in trying to locate the suspect. It is believed the subject may possibly be from the St. Louis, Missouri area.
The suspect is described as a black male, around 20-to-30-years old, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 inches tall and could be injured as blood was found in the vehicle.