Suspect captured following a manhunt in Maury County

Posted at 5:11 PM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-13 22:22:32-04

MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A suspect was taken into custody following a multi-county police chase and manhunt in Maury County.

The police chase began in Hickman County and continued into Maury County, ending when the vehicle, which was being chased by Centerville Police officers, crashed on Hampshire Pike Thursday afternoon.

The suspect ran into the woods, but his female passenger suffered minor injuries and was transported to Maury Regional Medical Center.

Officials asked people to avoid the area and stay in their homes with the doors locked, specifically for those on the south side of Hampshire Pike, while they searched for the suspect. They also urged anyone living in the area of Cross Bridges and Canaan Road to not leave keys in ATVs, UTVs or vehicles.

Hampshire Unit School was briefly placed on lockdown during the manhunt. School officials say students were dismissed on time except for one bus since its route includes the closed area of Hampshire Pike. Parents of students who ride that bus were told to pick up their kids from the school.

Maury County Sherriff's officials said the man was taken into custody Thursday night.