Nightime pursuit ends in capture of convicted felon

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LOUDON COUNTY, TENN.- An overnight pursuit that started after a vehicle almost hit a LCSO deputy head-on, led to the capture of an intoxicated Morristown man who stole a car from Sevierville just a few days ago.
At approximately 12:15 am, LCSO Deputy Dalton Harrison was driving on Beals Chapel Road when a vehicle came into his lane of travel, nearly striking his patrol unit head-on. Harrison immediately attempted to initiate a traffic stop and reported that the vehicle’s driver appeared to be intoxicated. Moments later the driver of the vehicle ran off of Beals Chapel and through a yard of a private residence. The driver, later identified as Tony W. Thompson, 31, entered back into Martel Road and fled LCSO Deputies. The chase, which lasted several miles, came to an end when Lenoir City Police Officers were able to deploy spike strips, causing two of the vehicles tire to deflate. LCSO Deputies were able to perform a “box-in” technique, stopping the vehicle near Martel Road and Avery Circle. Blount County SWAT Deputies, who were training in the area, assisted LCSO Deputies in taking Thompson into custody, safely and without injury to the suspect or officers.

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Thompson, who has a very lengthy felony criminal history, admitted to injecting heroin and other narcotics while fleeing deputies.
Thompson faces numerous felony and misdemeanor charges including DUI, evading arrest, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a stolen vehicle. He is being held at the Loudon County Detention Facility pending bond.
LCSO credits the excellent teamwork by Loudon County E-911, Lenoir City Police and the Blount County Sheriff’s Office that led to the safe capture of this intoxicated and dangerous criminal.

Lenoir City man arrested on multiple charges including burglary

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LENOIR CITY, TENNESSEE – Two deputies, dispatched to two separate calls, put their heads together to solve a burglary case and left one Lenoir City man with a half of a dozen charges.
Deputy Michael Stanley was dispatched to an address on Riverview Road in reference to a past occurred burglary to an out building. The complaint was able to provide Deputy Stanley with a very detailed description of the property taken from his out building. It was such a detailed description that it triggered a flashback to a call that Deputy
Stanley had just assisted another LCSO Deputy on prior to the call he was on.
Stanley had previously responded to a suspicious person call with Deputy Cody Bengel on Huntsville Hollow Road to provide back-up to Bengel, who subsequently made an arrest on Michael Chastain. Chastain was allegedly walking down the middle of Huntsville Hollow Road and according to witnesses was going through mailboxes along the way. Chastain, who appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant was placed under arrest by Bengel.
During the arrest of Chastain the two deputies made note of two bags of tools that were in Chastain’s possession. Fast forward to Deputy Stanley’s call on Riverview Drive – It was that mental note that led Deputy Stanley to dig further into the arrest made by Deputy Bengel. And as suspected, all of the tools turned out to be those stolen from the out building.
Seems just like a simple case solved, right? To the victims who had several thousand dollars worth of equipment taken from them, it was expedient and swift investigative work by two patrol deputies who used great observation skills to bring a thief to jail and valuable property back to its rightful owner.
Great job, Deputies Stanley and Bengel! It’s law enforcement professionals like you two that are making giant impacts on keeping our community safe.
Michael Chastain, 23 years of age, was charged with the following:
-Manufacturer, Sale, Delivery of Schedule 6 Narcotics
-Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
-Public Intoxication
-Burglary
-Theft of Property
-Vandalism
Chastain was held in the Loudon County Detention Facility pending a $22,000.00 bond.

Suspect who shot at LCSO and LCPD in custody

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LOUDON COUNTY, TENNESSEE – Devin Demascus McGuire was just taken into custody by LCSO Deputies on December 28 after a Sunday evening pursuit turned into a shoot out.
The 31 year old McGuire is accused of firing multiple rounds from a high-powered rifle at Lenoir City Officers and Loudon County Deputies and hitting their patrol vehicles multiple times.
McGuire, who has a lengthy criminal history, has been taken to the Loudon County Detention Facility and held pending bond on multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.
Everyone at LCSO would like to extend our thanks to the Lenoir City Police Department, the Blount County SWAT and K9 teams, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol and Aviation Divisions, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Aviation Unit, the United States Marshall Service, the Loudon County E-911 Center and Priority EMS, for their quick response and amazing help. We are blessed to have a network of law enforcement partnerships that extend well beyond our county lines.
LCSO said the following of the manhunt:
“We have launched a large-scale ground and air search for this individual.”, said LCSO Chief Deputy Jimmy Davis. “The individual that we are searching for is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous. We are utilizing resources from Loudon County, Knox County and Blount County Sheriff’s Offices, the Lenoir City Police Department and air support from both the Knox County SO and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.”, said Davis.

Loudon female arrested for DUI and drug possession

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LOUDON COUNTY, TENNESSEE – A Loudon County female accused of driving under the influence (DUI) is in custody after leading LCSO and Roane County Deputies on a multi-county chase that began in Loudon County and continued into Roane and Anderson Counties. Deputies eventually were able to stop the suspected intoxicated driver on Y-12 property inside Anderson County.

At Approximately 12:01 am, Corporal Zac Frye observed a purple Chevrolet Camaro traveling at an extremely high-rate of speed on US Highway 70 and noticed the vehicle swerving as well. Corporal Frye attempted to stop the suspected drunk driver at which time the driver, later identified as Mary Goddard of Carter’s Chapel Road in Lenoir City, fled. Goddard led deputies through Loudon County on Highway 70 and into Roane and Anderson Counties. Goddard eventually found her way onto a gravel access road on Y-12 property. Corporal Zac Frye, Sergeant Matt Fagiana, and Roane County Deputies, were able to perform a box-in maneuver on Goddard leading to her arrest without injury or incident.

Goddard was charged with Felony Evading by Motor Vehicle, Felony Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence (3rd offense), Driving on a Revoked License for DUI, Possession of Schedule 4 Narcotics, and Possession of Schedule 3 Narcotics. Goddard’s Camaro was also seized for operating a vehicle while on a revoked license.

Goddard is being held at the Loudon County Detention Facility pending bond.

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Cross county chase ends in arrest of Loudon County woman

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LOUDON COUNTY, TENNESSEE – An overnight vehicle pursuit ended in the capture of a Loudon County woman who had multiple felony warrants out of Loudon County.
At approximately 10:50 pm, LCSO Deputy Christian Rogers observed a female, later identified as Crystal Shubert, driving a grey Nissan Maxima at a high rate of speed and failing to maintain her lane of travel on Martel Road in Loudon County. When Deputy Rogers attempted to stop Shubert, she fled in an attempt to evade arrest.

Loudon County woman arrested after a multi-agency vehicle pursuit.

LCSO Deputies, with the assistance of Knox County Sheriff’s Office, pursued Shubert into the Northen most part of Loudon County and into Knox County for several miles. In an effort to prevent Shubert from posing any further damage to the community, Deputies attempted to block in the vehicle on Choto Road and in the process, Shubert struck an LCSO Patrol Unit, forcing it off the roadway. The pursuit was eventually terminated due to Shubert’s dangerous operation of her vehicle.
Approximately 10 minutes later Shubert was spotted again on Turkey Creek Road by Knox County Deputies. Shubert fled again from Deputies but was eventually taken into custody without injury, on I-40EB at Pellissippi Parkway after her vehicle was disabled.
Shubert is being held at the Knox County Detention Facility on multiple charges out of both Knox County and Loudon County.
No Deputies were injured during the pursuit.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash between Shubert and the LCSO Patrol Unit.
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Suspects still missing after air and K9 search

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GREENBACK, TENNESSEE – LCSO Deputies, K9 Teams, and a Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Unit, searched are the Glendale Community Road and Fisher Road area of Greenback for two males who fled from a vehicle on foot after fleeing from a traffic stop
The vehicle, a white four-door Infiniti and bearing a stolen license plate out of Blount County, was abandoned at a residence off of Fisher Lane. The LCSO Deputy who initially attempted to stop the vehicle observed two white males exit the vehicle and flee into the woods. Both males were wearing shorts and tee shirts. One male appeared to be barefoot.

The suspects abandoned the vehicle and ran into the woods.

After an extensive ground search, neither suspect has been located. It’s unknown if the suspects are from the area and therefore could seek assistance from anyone they come across. Loudon Sheriff’s Office asks the public if they have any information to contact Deputy Rodriguez at (865) 986-4823 or message the LCSO Facebook Page via Messenger.
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Homicide investigation launched after July 29 shooting

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LENOIR CITY, TENN. – Wednesday evening officers responded to a shooting call in Northern Loudon County; the incident had turned into an ongoing homicide investigation.
At approximately 6:22 p.m. on Wednesday evening, LCSO Patrol Deputies responded to an address on Ford Road after Loudon County Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that a man had been shot. Once on the scene, several deputies located a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Deputies immediately began rendering life-saving care to the victim.
The victim, later identified as 65-year-old George Harrill, was transported By Priority EMS to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“At this time there have been no charges filed on the individual involved in the incident”, said LCSO Chief Deputy Jimmy Davis.
Officers did arrest a person of interest at the time of the shooting.
“We have interviewed all of the parties and witnesses involved and are still engaged in a very active investigation. Our Criminal Investigations Division is working with our District Attorney’s Office in reference to charges related to this shooting. Once those findings are complete, more information will be available,” said Davis.
“Our condolences go out to Mr. Harrill’s Family as they face the days ahead and deal with this tragedy,” said Sheriff Tim Guider.

Sheriff Guider promotes two LCSO officers

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LOUDON COUNTY, TENNESSEE – Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider announced the promotion of two LCSO employees at a badge pinning ceremony at the Loudon County Justice Center.
Sergeant Matt Fagiana was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, overseeing LCSO’s 3rd Shift Patrol Squad. Fagiana previously served as Corporal on LCSO’s 2nd Shift Patrol Squad. Sergeant Fagiana started his law enforcement career in 2000 with the Gatlinburg Police Department, graduating from Walter’s State Police Academy in 2001. He is also a 2002 graduate of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Trooper Academy.
Sergeant Fagiana started as a Deputy with Loudon County in 2012 and was promoted to Corporal in 2019. He currently serves as LCSO’s PIO (Public Information Officer). Fagiana is a 1998 graduate of Seymour High School and holds a Bachelors Degree in Emergency Services Administration from Bethel University.
Corporal Lance Anderson was promoted to the rank of Corporal and will be assigned to LCSO’s 2nd Shift Patrol Squad. Corporal Anderson served most recently as the agency’s Senior FTO (Field Training Officer). Anderson started his career in law enforcement in 2008 with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office. He is a 2012 graduate of the Walter’s State Police Academy.

Corporal Lance Anderson and Sheriff Tim Guider

Corporal Anderson started his career with LCSO in 2012 where he has served his entire career on 2nd Shift Patrol and is responsible for field training a large number of the agency’s newest deputies. Anderson is a 2005 graduate of Maryville High School and holds an Associates Degree in Public Safety from Walters State Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Bethel University.
Both Fagiana and Anderson were selected after a competitive process that included a review by an external promotional interview board that was made up of Assistant Chiefs from the Anderson County and the Blount County Sheriff’s Offices and a Lieutenant from the Knoxville Police Department.
Interestingly, both Sergeant Fagiana and Corporal Anderson began chasing their law enforcement career interests through participation in the Law Enforcement Explorer Program as teenagers. Fagiana began as an Explorer with the Knoxville Police Department in 1995 while Anderson served as an Explorer with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, getting his start in 2003.

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