Randy Harris was injured in a crash after a pursuit on Friday afternoon.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop Harris's vehicle in the 7600 block of Lee Highway for a tag violation.
As the vehicle fled from officers, Harris started throwing items from the vehicle. The pursuit continued south on Lee Highway to Highway 153. The pursuit then continued north on Highway 153. Deputies observed what appeared to be a gunshot coming from the vehicle.
The pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed in the 5600 block of Highway 153. Harris was injured in the crash and was transported by HCEMS to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
It was later determined that what deputies saw was not a gunshot but was a gun being thrown out the window of the pursued vehicle. There were sparks from that weapon striking the retainer wall beside the road. The weapon was recovered beside the roadway on Highway 153. The pursued vehicle had been reported stolen in East Ridge.
Harris is charged with felony evading, reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, driving on revoked license, and theft over $10,000.