He has been charged with aggravated domestic assault, aggravated kidnapping, reckless endangerment and possession of a weapon.
Manchester City Schools were on a soft lockdown for a brief period of time until the suspect was apprehended. About 12 p.m. Sept. 4, the soft lockdown of Manchester City Schools was lifted with the resolution of the pursuit. Director of Schools Dr. Joey Vaughn commended Manchester Police Department officers for their cooperation in quickly updating the school of the situation.
The vehicle crashed near Steve Parker’s home.
“They had been in pursuit and, somehow, he ended up on Rose Street,” Parker said. “He tried to get out of the car on Rose Street but was going too fast, and he jumped over Madison Street and crashed between my house and my neighbor’s house into a tree,” Parker said.
The vehicle crashed between the two homes located at 701 Madison St. and 625 Madison St. The two houses are located across from Rose Street, where the car came from, according to Parker.
“It knocked the water hydrant off also but no water came out,” Parker said.
A quiet Friday turned scary for Parker.
“I heard a loud crash that sounded like some kind of explosion,” he said. “It just happened so quickly and then I heard sirens almost immediately afterwards. I peeked through the blinds because it had startled me. And, evidently, the guy had gotten out. He ran and they did apprehend him several houses down.”
It was just a “strange occurrence,” said Parker.
“Thankfully no one was seriously hurt,” he said. He commended THP and MPD and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department for handling the situation and quickly apprehending the suspect.
Parker spoke with several law enforcement officers, and they were very helpful, he said.
The suspect was booked in Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.