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Dade County deputy vehicle

This story was updated at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, with a photo of Grandall Massengale.

A Dade County Sheriffs deputy was injured in a crash while pursuing a 24-year-old man after the man refused to stop for a traffic violation.

On Tuesday night at about 8:50 p.m., Dade County K9 Deputy Kevin Haswell saw a suspicious vehicle in the Wildwood area of Dade County and tried to catch up to it. The driver, Grandall Massengale, started swerving in and out of lanes at high speeds to get away from Haswell.

The pursuit started in Dade County, continued to Lookout Valley, Tennessee and then back in to Dade County. When the pursuit continued back in to Marion County, Tennessee, Deputy Haswell's vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree line, disabling his vehicle and ending his involvement in the pursuit.

some text Grandall Massengale

Two additional deputies from dade County continued the pursuit that eventually ended at Parker Lane and Highway 134 in Marion County. One of the deputies ended up shooting Massengale who was taken to a nearby hospital. A female passenger in the vehicle was unharmed.

Dade County Sheriffs K9 Sergeant Chad Payne said the shooting is currently being investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Haswell was transported to the hospital for injuries but was released earlier Wednesday morning. His K9 partner Kaiser was not injured in the accident.

The Dade County deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, as is standard with officer involved shootings, Payne said in a press release. 

 

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