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Sheriff's Department seeks Alex Grindstaff after pursuit

Alexander Grindstaff (left) and Frederick Kilgore.

Jan. 10, 2018 – The Sequatchie County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating a Dunlap man who fled from deputies on Fredonia Mountain Thursday, Jan. 4.

According to Detective Clifford Camp, Alex Grindstaff, who is in his mid-twenties, was stopped for a traffic violation about 4:20 p.m. After cursing the officer, he “took off,” with Deputy David Layne in pursuit, Det. Camp said Wednesday.

Grindstaff reportedly led deputies on a chase up Heard Street and across the Walmart parking lot, then via Williams and Fredonia roads up Fredonia Mountain.

After wrecking his vehicle on Mirror Lake Road, Grindstaff fled on foot, evading deputies.

Camp said Grindstaff was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court, and will be charged with felony evading arrest, felony reckless endangerment, and driving with a revoked license when apprehended.

He's known to stay in a residence on East Ridge Road and other residences in the Deerhead community,” Camp said. “Anyone who sees him or with information about him should contact the Sequatchie County Sheriff's Department. All information will be kept confidential."


The Sequatchie County Sheriff's Department also reported the arrest of Frederick Kilgore, 24, of Dunlap, at about 4:34 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at a traffic stop. He had previously been indicted by the Grand Jury for felony theft over $1,000 and felony possession of methamphetamine for sale and distribution.

When he was taken into custody Dec. 29, officers also charged him with illegal possession of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of Schedule II hydrocodone.

Kilgore is being held in the Sequatchie County Jail without bond.