Manchester Man Takes Police On Wild 4 County Pursuit

Jimmy Ray Wise Jr intake photo from the Coffee County Jail

Jimmy Ray Wise Jr intake photo from the Coffee County Jail

A Coffee County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle in the Manchester Walmart parking lot Saturday evening due to an equipment violation. When the deputy turned on his blue lights the subject took off at a high rate of speed. The driver was identified as Jimmy Ray Wise, Jr age 26 of 702 Highland Dr. in Manchester.
According to a warrant, Wise took police through Coffee, Warren, Van Buren and Sequatchie counties at speeds in excess of 115 mph, driving recklessly causing extreme danger to the public. The warrant goes onto say the man had a female passenger who begged him to stop for fear of her life due to his driving. The Coffee County deputy report indicates that Wise attempted several times to crash the patrol car by slamming on his brakes and at one point crashed into the deputy’s car. Upon finally getting the vehicle stopped the subject had an open can of beer and an open knife wedged with the handle sticking out for him to easily grab.
Wise was arrested and charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment, assault/simple assault, aggravated assault, open container, illegal possession of a weapon and driving on revoked/suspended license, 6th offense. After being booked at the Coffee County Jail on a $129,000 bond, his court date was set for July, 27.