CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man and a woman have been arrested following a traffic stop that turned into a multi-county pursuit on Sunday night.
The Stewart County Sheriff's Office said the incident started when a deputy made a traffic stop around 8 p.m. near Highway 79 and Bagsby Hill Road. The driver, identified as Donald James Robinson, reportedly did not have a valid driver's license and as the deputy attempted to look up his information using the National Crime Information Center, Robinson sped away.
The sheriff's office said as Robinson drove toward Montgomery County, he and his passenger identified as Amber Causey were seen throwing items out of the vehicle. Robinson is also accused of shooting at least three times at the deputy, hitting the windshield of his vehicle.
When the pair entered Montgomery County, officials said Robinson shot at a Montgomery County Sheriff's Office vehicle and crashed into another. Causey was taken into custody at the scene of the crash, but Robinson ran away from the area. He was later tracked down by a K-9 unit at a trailer and taken into custody.
The incident caused Clarksville police to ask anyone who lived in the Calvert Drive and Britton Springs area to shelter in place on Sunday night while deputies searched for Robinson.
Robinson is facing several charges in Montgomery County, including driving on a suspended/revoked license, possession of drugs, aggravated kidnapping, evading arrest and assault against a first responder. Officials said further charges are pending in Stewart County. Causey has been charged with fabricating/tampering with evidence and possession of a schedule II drug with the intent to manufacture, deliver or sell.
No deputies or civilians were hurt in the shooting.