Local law enforcement and THP work together to capture individuals after a vehicle pursuit

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.

UPDATE 3:20 p.m., Sept. 4: The name of the suspect is Deante Lewis. He has been booked in Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. 

He has been charged with aggravated domestic assault, aggravated kidnapping, reckless endangerment and possession of a weapon.

UPDATE 3 p.m., Sept. 4: Local law enforcement and THP worked together to capture a suspect in Manchester after a vehicle pursuit that ended with a crash on Friday.

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.

 
 
UPDATE 12 p.m., Sept. 4: A soft lockdown of Manchester City Schools has been lifted with the resolution of the pursuit, according to system officials. The schools commended MPD for their cooperation in quickly updating the school of the situation.
 
Director of Schools Dr. Joey Vaughn said that the school responded quickly to move into a soft lockdown when alerted of the pursuit.
 
ORIGINAL POST: Local law enforcement and THP are working together to capture an individual after a vehicle pursuit that ended near Spring Street. Avoid the area between Spring Street and Highway 41. We will post more information as it becomes available.
 
Manchester City Schools are on a soft lockdown.
 
There are no students in Coffee County Schools buildings currently, and they have not been placed on lockdown, according to Coffee County Schools official.

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