Traffic Stop Sparks K9 Manhunt In Robertson County
GREENBRIER, TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A traffic stop on Betts Rd for a minor traffic violation ended with a manhunt, illegal drugs, and an overdose after the driver fled in his vehicle.
The vehicle, a white Toyota 4Runner pulling a trailer, failed to stop for Greenbrier Police on Betts Rd leading police on a cross-county chase. The pursuit continued into Smiley Hollow then back around past Huffman Rd, past Baxter Rd, and finally ending on Sycamore Creek Rd. PURSUIT ROUTE
At Sycamore Creek Rd the vehicle went off road where the driver abandoned the vehicle turning the pursuit into a foot chase. With the assistance of Cheatham County and Metro Nashville Police with their helicopter and a K9 unit, the suspect was apprehended near Huffman Rd.
When police approached the 4Runner they found an unresponsive female in the passenger seat who was revived with medical intervention by Metro Police Officers. She was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
According to Captain Todd Dorris with the Greenbrier Police Department, the driver, identified by Greenbrier Police as Jason Wooden, will be facing charges that include- Felony Evading, Possession of Methamphetamine and Marijuana, Reckless Endangerment, and Aggravated Assault of an Officer. According to Greenbrier Police, Wooden also has outstanding warrants out of Cheatham County.
Wooden was transported to TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield with injuries he sustained during his encounter with Metro’s K9 unit. From there he will be transported to the Robertson County Detention Facility in Springfield.
Captain Dorris said that he’s grateful for the assistance of Cheatham County and Metro Nashville Police who help apprehend the suspect without injury to citizens or officers.