Cookeville Man Accused Of Leading Police On Chase

COOKEVILLE, T.N., — Officials say a Cookeville man nearly crashes into a Putnam County Sheriff Department vehicle and then proceeds to reach speeds of 100 mph to evade arrest.

On June 12, a Sergeant from the Putnam County Sheriff Dept. was traveling down Cookeville Boatdock Road when a vehicle swerved into his lane and allegedly was nearly hit by the vehicle. The sergeant turned his vehicle around and began to pursue the evading vehicle.

According to reports, the vehicle reached close to 100 mph while trying to evade arrest as the driver turned onto Moss Road followed closely by the affiant. The subject turned back onto Cookeville Boatdock but had to stop due to his tire being disintegrated.

The Sergeant allegedly identified the driver as Christopher Dunn, 18. Dunn has been charged with Evading Arrest and Reckless Endangerment. His total bond is set at $4,000.