Body of man attempting to evade police found in Tennessee River

Body of man attempting to evade police found in Tennessee River

October 27th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

The body of a man who jumped into the Tennessee River while fleeing Hamilton County deputies has been found, the sheriff's office said in a news release Friday.

Michael Shane Huffman, 28, of Dunlap, was driving on Suck Creek Road on Oct. 24 when he refused to stop for a Hamilton County deputy, the sheriff's office said. The pursuit continued to the 19500 block of River Canyon Road, when the vehicle left the road and went through a yard. The driver jumped out of the moving car, ran down an boat ramp and jumped into the river.

The car also went into the river and two women got out, the sheriff's office said. One came to shore; the other tried to evade deputies by swimming away but eventually was caught. Both were taken for medical assessment before being booked into the jail. 

Huffman's body was found in the river near where he was last seen. It will undergo a forensic examination at the Middle Tennessee Regional Forensic Center, according to the news release. 

Members of the Hamilton and Marion sheriff's offices and the Hamilton County Tactics and Rescue Services (STARS) participated in the recovery.