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.