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Monday April 13, 2015
Sumner/Robertson County, Middle Tenn. (Story UPDATED)
Sumner County Suspect Hiding In Robertson County After Chase
Authorities in Robertson County are searching for a Sumner County burglary suspect who evaded police near Highland Rim Speedway Monday night and as of Tuesday afternoon police were still looking for the suspect.
Monday evening around 6:30pm, just moments after Robertson County 911 dispatch radioed that Sumner County suspect, Anthony Cuevas, may be heading into the Robertson County area, a White House police officer spotted the suspects vehicle on Interstate-65.
After the vehicle was spotted on I65, police followed it to a location near Highland Rim Speedway in the Ridgetop/Millersville area. As the suspect reached Gideon Road near the racetrack he abandoned his vehicle and set out on foot.
Police searched the track facility and the adjacent wooded area but were not able to locate him. Cuevas is wanted for burglary and vehicle theft, police say. Cuevas has managed to evade authorities for several days now.
Smokey spoke in length with Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford Monday evening. According to Sheriff Weatherford, Cuevas called Sumner County dispatch several days ago and said, “I’m not going back to prison, I’ll commit suicide by cop.”
Weatherford said, as far as Cuevas telling police he planned to commit suicide by cop, “When Cuevas is cornered by police he runs and disappears into the woods,” Weatherford said.
Sheriff Weatherford told us that there was a chance that Cuevas may have a gun. “There was a gun reported missing after a burglary that Cuevas was allegedly involved with but we don’t know for sure.”
Sheriff Weatherford told Smokey that, “Cuevas has been on the run for several days now and he may have issues, he needs to be brought in.”
If you see Cuevas call 911 or Robertson County dispatch at 615-384-4911
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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