Subject escapes capture

Eric Hall

Update: Eric Dewayne Hall was captured in Franklin County Oct. 9. Hall has been charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, assault and violation of probation.

Story posted 12 p.m. Oct. 9: Eric Dewayne Hall, 32, is still on the loose after Coffee County deputies chased him yesterday, (Oct. 8).

“Yesterday, (Oct. 8) a subject escaped deputies,” said Coffee County Sheriff Department Captain Frank Watkins.”

Coffee County deputies chased Hall near Hawkersmith Road, at the Arnold Air Force Base area.

“Corporal Blake Simmons, Deputy Brandon Gullett, Deputy Scott Steelehad had been looking for a subject by the name of Eric Hall for a few days,” Watkins said. “They actually had an encounter with him Saturday (Oct. 5), trying to apprehend him on some outstanding warrants out of Franklin County. Hall ended up getting away from them. On Saturday, he ran from them and got away.

“The deputies got a lead on where he was at yesterday (Oct. 8), on the Old Tullahoma Highway,” Watkins said. “ They tried to apprehend him. The subject tried to evade in a vehicle and ended up subsequently being disabled by another vehicle there on the scene by Deputy Gullett, where Eric Hall tried to take off in a car. There was a minor crash there, involving both vehicles.”

The subject exited the car and took off running through the wooded area between the Old Tullahoma Highway and Highway 55, said Watkins.

“The deputies gave chase,” Watkins said. “One of our deputies got injured on one of the barbwire fences in that area. They continued across Highway 55 toward Hawkersmith Road, the AEDC area. The subject escaped capture, and we are still looking for him and additional warrants have been taken out on him.”

Hall is not considered dangerous.