published Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Man sought in Tullahoma for assault, firing weapon caught

A Tullahoma man sought by authorities after a domestic dispute and shots-fired call was apprehended after a foot pursuit.

Officers from Tullahoma Police Department and Coffee County Sheriff’s Department arrested Shawn Michael Luce, 25, of 908 E Grundy Street, on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of an illegal weapon.

Luce had been fleeing from law enforcement after a late-night disturbance Wednesday on Normandy Road in regards to a domestic dispute, according to authorities.

Luce was arrested at 1:36 p.m. CDT at 1188 Riley Creek Road.

"We are pleased Luce has been apprehended, and want to thank all the officers and agencies involved for their great team work,” Tullahoma Capt. Scott Jackson said. Luce is originally from Florida and has a felony history.

On Wednesday, Luce fled the scene of the disturbance on Normandy Road with keys and firearms, leaving his vehicle abandoned in the road around 11 p.m. CDT, according to a news release.

Police said they went to the scener where the victim in the domestic dispute was being interviewed and six gunshots rang out nearby. A few minutes later, "more shots were fired in rapid succession,” the release states.

The incident triggered a search Wednesday night and Thursday morning by Tullahoma police, Coffee County deputies and the Tennessee Highway Patrol's helicopter.

No bond or court date has been set.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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