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Long Police Pursuit Starts in Coffee Co. Ends in Bedford Co.; Lynchburg man facing Multiple Charges

What began as a theft case in Manchester on Saturday, turned into a long police pursuit on Sunday in Coffee County and ended with a crash in Bedford County.

According to Coffee County Chief Investigator Billy Butler, a be on the lookout call (BOLO) was issued on Saturday for the suspect’s vehicle and on Sunday morning Coffee County Sheriff Chad Partin spotted the vehicle and deputies were called to assist.

The suspect, 24 year-old Brandon L Gentry of Lynchburg decided to run, and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit traveled into different parts of the county before ending up on Hwy. 41 (Murfreesboro Hwy.). The vehicle turned onto 16th Model Road traveling into Bedford County. Gentry was then being pursued by Coffee and Bedford County deputies along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The pursuit ended in Bedford County when Gentry crashed.

According to Bedford County officials he was treated and released from the hospital there and transferred to the Marshall County Jail.

Gentry was already facing 9 warrants in Marshall and Lawrence County and now faces 6 new charges in Coffee County.

Butler added that the vehicle that Gentry was driving was reported stolen from Lawrence County.

At least two Coffee County deputy cars were damaged during the pursuit.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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