2 In Custody After Pursuit, Multi-Car Crash In Murfreesboro

Posted at 7:52 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 08:00:37-04

Two suspects were taken into custody after a cross-county pursuit ended in a major crash at a Murfreesboro intersection.

Christopher Bohrer, 46, and Derrick White, 37, were arrested and taken to the hospital for treatment. They'll be charged in Williamson County. 

The chase began Tuesday morning in Williamson County and continued all the way to Fortress Boulevard, not far from Interstate 24.  

According to officials with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, the Bohrer and White allegedly stole from Spring Meadow Baptist Church on Columbia Pike.

The pastor saw the men when he got to the church around 6:30 Tuesday morning, but once they saw the pastor had spotted them, they took off in a stolen Penske truck.

A Williamson County Sheriff's deputy spotted the truck on Mark Hatcher and attempted a traffic stop, but the driver would not stop.

Initially, it was believed that authorities were pursuing the suspects at the time of the crash, but officials with the Williamson County Sheriff's Office said the deputy followed the suspect into Rutherford County where they then terminated the pursuit out of safety concerns. 

Williamson County officials said the suspects later wrecked at a Murfreesboro intersection and ran from the truck. Sky 5 flew over the scene and showed at least six vehicles were involved in the wreck. 

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Both suspects were later taken into custody by Williamson and Rutherford County deputies, but during the manhunt, a local school was briefly placed on lockdown. 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash in Rutherford County.