Fleeing Driver Crashes Into 911 Dispatch Center In 2 County Pursuit
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A police pursuit that started in Kentucky ended when the fleeing driver crashed into the Robertson County 911 Dispatch Center in Springfield Tennessee.
Robertson County dispatch was informed that a Logan County pursuit had entered Robertson County around 2:10 pm Friday afternoon. The pursuit ended when the driver left the roadway and crashed into the fence of the 911 dispatch center at 2:25 pm. MAP The unlucky driver was taken into custody at the scene and no injuries were reported.
The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the deployment of spike strips but the suspect was able to avoid them. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was called in to work the traffic accident. According to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, the driver had no ill intent for the 911 call center, it was just a bit of bad luck for the suspect.
According to a release from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to Thomas Road in Adairville Kentucky (just over the Tennessee/Kentucky) border in reference to a trespasser. (MAP) When Deputies arrived they encountered a vehicle fleeing the residence that was linked to a wanted fugitive from Owensboro Kentucky.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 23-year-old James Ryan Powell formerly of Russellville. Powell had three felony warrants for his arrest in Daviess County Kentucky. While fleeing the scene, Powell nearly struck Sgt. Brent with his vehicle and continued to flee through a field. Powell was located traveling on Smith Road by Deputy Bill Moore. As Powell approached Deputy Moore’s patrol vehicle, Powell veered over and intentionally struck Deputy Moore’s vehicle, the release said.
At that time the pursuit was authorized to continue into Robertson County Tennessee. A few minutes later Powell lost control of his vehicle and wrecked into a metal fence at the Robertson County 911 Call Center. Powell was taken into custody without further incident.
Powell was transported to the Robertson County Detention Facility in Springfield and is being held without bond on a Fugitive-From-Another-State-Warrant pending extradition back to Kentucky for numerous felony offenses.
No injuries were sustained during the incident while Deputy Moore’s and Captain Wright’s patrol vehicles sustained minor damage.