Police drew guns on a couple inside a vehicle at the U-Haul firm at 20th and Broad on Tuesday night. It turned out that the woman in the truck thought there were warrants against her, when there weren't.
At 7:20 p.m., Chattanooga Police received a call from the manager of U-Haul, 3401 Broad St., who stated there was a U-Haul truck there that was stolen out of Knoxville, and that there were two occupants inside.
Other officers were called in when the couple inside the truck would not get out of the vehicle.
With numerous officers with guns drawn on their vehicle, the man and woman finally came out of the vehicle.
When officers arrived, the truck was leaving the area. Due to the nature of the complaint, a high-risk traffic stop was conducted. The occupants were ordered out of the truck, but they refused to exit. After a lengthy negotiation, the occupants finally exited the truck and were taken into custody.
They were identified as Kimberly Murr, 39, and Corey Smith, 35. Ms. Murr told officers that she thought there was a warrant out for her arrest and she was scared to back to jail, thus she wouldn’t exit the truck.
It was later found that there were no warrants for Ms. Murr and the truck had never been officially reported to Knoxville Police Department as stolen. Ms. Murr and Smith were arrested on the charge of resisting arrest and taken to the Hamilton County Jail.