Man caught in soybean field after 2-hour chase - WKRN News 2

Man caught in soybean field after 2-hour chase

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HILLSBORO, Tenn. -

A man was arrested and is being held on federal cocaine charges after leading authorities on a two-hour chase in Coffee County Tuesday morning.

James McClendon, 47, was arrested in a soy bean field by the Coffee County Sheriff's Department in Hillsboro, Tennessee, according to Thunder Radio.

McClendon was one of 16 people wanted out of Chattanooga on conspiracy to distribute five kilograms of cocaine or 280 grams of chemicals to produce cocaine.

Once deputies located McClendon, he fled, leading them on a two-hour chase on foot through Hillsboro.

Authorities eventually stopped chasing him, but McClendon was soon spotted again by an investigator who caught him in the middle of a soybean field.

He was booked on charges of evading arrest.  

McClendon was then placed on hold by The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency to be arraigned on the federal drug charges.

Thunder Radio reported the other wanted individuals who live in the Chattanooga area were arraigned Tuesday before a federal judge and ordered to be held without bond.

*ThunderRadio contributed to this report.

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