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Woman injured by fleeing car in 2-county police pursuit

March 22, 2019 – A police pursuit through two counties this morning ended in the arrest of Terry Wayne McCraw, 35, of Signal Mountain, after a woman in the fleeing car jumped out and was run over.

According to Sequatchie County Sheriff Coy Swanger, the chase started when Deputy Jacob Kilgore was on morning patrol on Signal Mountain and he spotted a car coming out of Pickett Road just after 7 a. m. with one headlight.

When Dep. Kilgore tried to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle sped up and headed into Hamilton County.

As Dep. Kilgore tried to pull around the fleeing car near the dollar store on Anderson Pike, an unidentified woman jumped out of the car.

She decided she was going to get out of the vehicle,” Sheriff Swanger said. “He ran over one of her legs.”

By then, other Sequatchie County officers had joined in the pursuit, and Dep. Doug Roberson stopped to call an ambulance for the woman. Hamilton County EMS transported her to Erlanger Hospital, Swanger said.

Lt. Terry Dishman joined in the pursuit back toward Sequatchie County.

Hamilton County officers were headed our way as (McCraw) turned around and came back into Sequatchie County,” Swanger said. “He came back to Pickett Road, and then went down a gravel logging road until he couldn't go any farther. He got out and took off on foot.”

About the time Lt. Dishman arrived on the scene, Dep. Kilgore detained McCraw and placed him under arrest.

McCraw was charged with driving on a revoked license and evading arrest.

This was not our first pursuit with him,” Sheriff Swanger said. “We had another pursuit with him back in January, also on Signal Mountain. It was a traffic violation with that one, as well. This one today, he was out on bond for the previous pursuit.”

McCraw also may face assault charges, either in Sequatchie County or Hamilton County, for injuring his female companion.

McCraw currently is being held in the Sequatchie County Jail, pending a bond hearing in General Sessions Court.