published Saturday, August 4th, 2012, updated Aug. 4th, 2012 at 3:21 p.m.

Chattanooga police negotiate with gunman after chase

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    Chattanooga police said Crowe eluded authorities in Fort Oglethorpe and drove into Tennessee. He crashed into another vehicle on Highway 153, sending two people in another vehicle to a hospital with minor injuries.
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Chattanooga police have identified the man who was taken into custody on Highway 153 after a pursuit this morning as Aaron Chad Crowe, 30, of Hamilton County.

Chattanooga police said Crowe eluded authorities in Fort Oglethorpe and drove into Tennessee. He crashed into another vehicle on Highway 153, sending two people in another vehicle to a hospital with minor injuries.

Fort Oglethorpe police were called to an apartment complex at 8:42 a.m. for reports of a suspect transporting drugs, said Chattanooga police Master Patrol Officer Nathan Hartwig.

When authorities tried to stop him, he flashed a gun and sped away, Hartwig said. The chase ended at 8:56 a.m. after Crowe struck the other vehicle on Highway 153 near Lee Highway.

Crowe’s SUV went off the roadway. For a few hours he was in a standoff with police officers until police took him into custody with guns raised at 12:01 p.m., Hartwig said.

Crowe, who was alone in the SUV, sustained minor injuries and asked to be transported to a hospital, Hartwig said.

Crowe had open warrants in unrelated cases in Hamilton County for felony theft, assault and improper use of 911.

Court records in Hamilton County show he has been arrested 42 times.

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