Man Runs From Deputies, Later Caught

police chaseLast week (May 14) Coffee County Deputies Daniel Ray and Stephen Sharketti were responding to a call of two men acting suspicious at the Dollar General Store on Woodbury Highway when they spotted a Nissan that the individuals were riding in and turned around to attempt to stop the vehicle.
The driver then drove in a “reckless manner onto the shoulder of the roadway” as well as driving through a red light at the intersection at Woodbury Highway and Interstate Drive.
The driver then pulled onto I-24 west bound ramp. When Deputy Sharketti pulled alongside the car, the driver crashed the car into the earth embankment and steel cable lining. The driver jumped out and began to run from officers and ran across the interstate with deputies in pursuit.
Cody James Shaffer, 19, of McMinnville was finally located in the area of Fredonia Rd and Murfreesboro Highway and taken into custody.
Deputies found numerous items used in the production of methamphetamines in the cab of the vehicle Shaffer was in. They found 2 lbs, of crystal drain cleaner, aluminum foil, plastic tubing, stripped lithium batteries, a glass jar, two plastic bottles, cold compress, ounce of acid in a plastic bottle, an 8 oz soft drink bottle with what appeared to be flammable liquid inside it.
Shaffer was charged with evading arrest, reckless driving, two counts of reckless endangerment, initiation of the process intended to result in the manufacture methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held under a bond of $106,000 and is to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court on Monday (May 19).