Suspect escapes after chase in North Chattanooga

Suspect escapes after chase in North Chattanooga

August 24th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

After a Chattanooga police officer responded to a call about a purse snatching at the Walmart at 501 Signal Mountain Road, police say the suspect drove away, sparking a 10-minute chase up and down U.S. Highway 27.

The suspect then continued evading police on downtown Chattanooga's streets when, according to Chattanooga police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary, police surrounded the suspect's vehicle near Market Street and Cherokee Boulevard.

Then, a police car was hit, Weary said.

Worried that the suspect might hurt someone, police called off the pursuit, Weary said.