Georgia man in custody in Marion County, Tenn., after chase that crossed state lines

Georgia man in custody in Marion County, Tenn., after chase that crossed state lines

January 21st, 2018 by Meghan Mangrum in Breaking News

A Trenton, Ga., man is being held in Marion County Jail after leading police on a chase that began in Dade County, Ga., and ended when the suspect was apprehended in Tennessee Saturday.

Daniel Southerland, 33, has been charged with charged with felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, unlawfully carrying a weapon, possession of a firearm while committing a felony and aggravated assault, among other charges.

According to the Trenton Police Department, county officers responded Saturday to a domestic dispute and reports of the suspect firing shots at the victim in Dade County. When law enforcement arrived at the scene, Southerland fled in a 1993 Toyota Corolla.

He traveled northbound on Interstate 59 and, upon crossing the state line onto Interstate 24, the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to stop Southerland by deploying spike strips, but were unsuccessful, according to THP. Southerland reportedly aimed a revolver at a Marion County Sheriff's deputy, but was finally apprehended around mile marker 152.

Southerland is being held in the Marion County Jail. Bond will be set Monday. Southerland also faces multiple charges in Dade County.


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