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Police pursuit ends in arrest on U. S. Marshals' warrant

Feb. 12, 2018 – A police pursuit ended Saturday, Feb. 10, with the arrest of Aaron Neal Sullivan, 51, of Spencer, on an arrest warrant issued through the U.S. Marshals Service.

According to Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth, about 6:30 a.m. Saturday the Dunlap Police Department received a call regarding a silver Kia driving recklessly on Rankin Avenue.

Officers spotted the car just north of Church Street, traveling northbound on Rankin Avenue,” Huth said Monday. “They noticed it went over the center line a couple of times. Officers activated their lights and siren, and the vehicle took off.”

The car turned right onto Main Street, traveling in excess of 50 mph. At Cherry Street, the car turned left onto Old York Highway East.

He lost control at Old York Highway East and Lockhart Road,” Huth said. “He slid sideways and came to rest against the rock wall that surrounds Rankin Cemetery.”

The driver was not injured, Huth said, and Sequatchie County Sheriff's deputies took Sullivan into custody without incident.

On arrest, officers found about 3 grams of methamphetamine on the suspect, he added.

Sullivan was charged with possession of meth, reckless endangerment, and evading arrest. Officers discovered there also was an outstanding warrant through the U.S. Marshals Service for violation of probation.

Sullivan was booked into the Sequatchie County Jail, where he is being held without bond. His initial hearing will be in Sequatchie County General Sessions Court Wednesday, Feb. 21.