The Gist: Three men were nabbed by Fayette County law enforcement after a high-speed chase and manhunt near River Mist Drive.
What Happened?: On September 15, around 5:20 p.m., deputies say they spotted a stolen car leaving the QuikTrip close to Highway 85 and Corinth Road. The suspects sped off, leading to a chase that ended when they crashed near River Mist Drive.
According to the sheriff’s department, the trio then dashed on foot but were caught in nearby woods just 30 minutes later, thanks to a combined effort from local police and the sheriff’s office.
By The Numbers:
- 3 suspects: Marcus Morris, 21, Brian Reynolds, 20, and Derrick Strong, 20.
- 30 minutes: Time taken to apprehend the suspects after they fled.
- 5 charges: Including Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Reckless Driving.
What’s Next?: Morris, Reynolds, and Strong are set to face a slew of charges in court, ranging from theft to reckless driving. The sheriff’s office has praised the teamwork and professionalism of all units involved.
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