HIGH SPEED CHASE ENDS SAFELY
CLINTON POLICE ARREST BURGLARY SUSPECT
A 26 year old Georgia man remains in jail today,.. following a police pursuit that started in Clinton and ended between Oak Ridge and Oliver Springs. Victor Allen Webb, of Atlanta, is facing charges in connection with at least two local home burglaries.
Friday morning.. a CPD officer, on special neighborhood patrol, spotted the suspect vehicle near the scene of this week's burglaries. Clinton Police Chief Rick Scarbrough says: "I had asked patrolman Brian Galloway to keep an eye on homes in the western end of Clinton between Charles G. Seivers Blvd and the river.. due to recent burglaries. When officer Galloway attempted to stop the white Kia, instead of stopping, the suspect continued on." Reports indicate that the pursuit continued through parts of Oak Ridge, finally ending on Oliver Springs Highway (Hwy 61). Galloway says: "THP trooper, Rusty Carr, deployed spike stripes as the suspect drove past. Both left tires on the vehicle were flattened by the spikes.. and the suspect was unable to continue." Galloway's report further stated that, during the chase, the suspects speeds reached up to 40 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.
VICTOR ALLEN WEBB
CPD Assistant Chief Vaughn Becker says that detectives followed up on the arrest and while searching a residence in Knoxville, where the suspect was living, located most of the stolen property from the Clinton burglaries. Becker adds: "We have also recovered a large amount of jewelry that was taken in other burglaries. I am asking that if anyone has been a victim of a burglary or theft that occurred at your home during the day time in the past few months contact your local police agency or CPD dtective Jason Lawson at 865-457-3112."
Several agencies assisted CPD.. including Tennessee Highway Patrol, Oak Ridge Police, and the Anderson County Sheriff's Dept.
Along with the pending burglary charges.. Victor Allen Webb is charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license, reckless driving, evading arrest, reckless endangerment (minor injury), and various "wanted" charges in Georgia.
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