Car Theft Suspect Caught After High-Speed Chase; 2nd Man Gets Away

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Sean Harvey
Sean Harvey

A car theft suspect was captured after a high-speed chase that began in East Brainerd on Saturday night. A second suspect got away.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a motor vehicle theft in progress at 1008 Stone Crest Circle.  The vehicle, described as a 2010 Chrysler 300, was seen northbound in the 1000 block of interstate 75 occupied by two white males. The driver was operating the vehicle at an extremely high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic and nearly forcing other vehicles off the road.  

Deputies caught up with the vehicle just off exit 11 in time to see two men running from the vehicle into a nearby wooded area. A ground search of the area was conducted, but no one was located.

 Several hours later a call was received concerning a suspicious man at a nearby business who appeared to be wet and covered in mud.  The man was found and detained by deputies at the Collegedale Walmart.  He was determined to be one of the men involved in the vehicle theft.  

He was identified as Sean Harvey, and he was charged with theft over $10,000, felony evading arrest, misdemeanor evading arrest and reckless endangerment. 

The investigation is ongoing to determine the identity of the other person involved.


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