Suspect crashes car after leading authorities on 2 county chase - WKRN News 2

Suspect crashes car after leading authorities on 2 county chase

Posted: Updated: June 18, 2013 05:38 PM
Matthew King Matthew King
MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. -

A suspect who led a Mid-State sheriff's department on a chase through two counties crashed his car Monday night.

According to the Williamson County Sheriff's Department, Matthew King assaulted a family member with a baseball bat then took off.

Officials were contacted and began looking for the black Saturn King was traveling in.

A deputy spotted King's car but he wouldn't stop.

A pursuit started on Leiper's Creek Road and continued into Maury County before ending on Highway 7 when the suspect's car ran off the road and crashed.

According to a spokesperson for the sheriff's department, King's vehicle was traveling as fast as 78 miles-per-hour on the curvy rural road.

The pursuit was captured on dash cam video.

"Another deputy passed the pursuit and got far enough ahead to get out of his car and throw out spike strips," said spokesperson Sharon Puckett.

The video shows King's tires begin to fall apart.

The Maury County Sheriff's Department was called to assist. A deputy bumped King's car to attempt to stop it.

"We don't believe he was trying to get away so much as he was not going to stop," said Puckett.

King eventually ran off the road and wrecked his car.

No one was hurt.

King is charged with assault and evading arrest.

He is being held on a 300-thousand dollar bond at the Williamson County Detention Center.

He's scheduled to be in court June 27.

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