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Suspect Collides With 2 Vehicles During Pursuit

Posted at 7:13 AM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 16:43:00-04

A suspect wanted for allegedly forcing a woman into his vehicle struck two additional cars during a pursuit in Sumner County. 

Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford said the incident began as a chase out of Portland Tuesday morning.

PHOTOS: Sumner County Pursuit Ends In Crash

Portland Police officials said the driver, 20-year-old David T. Stancil of White House, forced 20-year-old Christina Jewell, who was also from White House, into his car and fled south.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol report stated that Stancil was driving west on HWY 31. He swerved onto the eastbound lane near Kansas Lane side-swiping one car and ultimately hitting another - both were pulled off on the right should yielding to emergency traffic.

An off-duty officer saw the events unfold and called for backup. Investigators said they believed the woman was in danger.

Stancil hit two other vehicles before eventually crashing near the intersection of Highway 31 and Kansas Lane. 

The two other drivers were identified as 62-year-old Deborah Henry in a Nissan Altima and 60-year-old Elizabeth Stubblefield in a Mercury Mariner.

All Four people involved were injured and taken to area hospitals. Both the suspect and passenger were airlifted from the scene to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Stubblefield was transported to Sumner Regional Medical Center and Henry was treated at the scene.

Stancil was charged with Felony evading by motor vehicle and six counts of Felony reckless endangerment. The warrants were set to be filed in Sumner County.

He was treated at the hospital and released Wednesday into custody in Sumner County.

A portion of Highway 31 reopened around 11 a.m. after being closed for several hours. Due to the road closure, there was a chain reaction crash about a mile down the road.