Police pursuit ends in couple's arrest in Maury County - WKRN News 2

Police pursuit ends in couple's arrest in Maury County

Posted: Updated: Jan 2, 2014 4:07 PM CST
Mario Estrada Mario Estrada
Crystal Carranza Crystal Carranza
COLUMBIA, Tenn. -

A police pursuit came to an end in Maury County after a suspect wanted for attempted murder and his female driver slammed into a deputy's car.

Authorities in Lawrence County advised officials in Maury County to be on the lookout for Mario Estrada, 31, of Columbia, who was believed to have been involved in a stabbing there on Wednesday.

Estrada had left the scene with his girlfriend, Crystal Carranza, 23, who was driving a maroon van.

A deputy spotted the vehicle just after 10 p.m. on Highway 43 North near Zion Road.

The pursuit lasted for several miles with speeds between 60 and 70 miles per hour.

Carranza crashed into the deputy's driver's side front door in an attempt to run him off the road, according to authorities.

The two vehicles collided once more before the van eventually stopped on Farmington Court and Estrada took off running through a neighborhood.

Following a brief foot pursuit, officers had to use a Taser to stop Estrada.

He was arrested and charged with evading arrest and tampering with evidence in Maury County.  He faces a charge of second degree murder in Lawrence County.

Estrada also violated his probation, according to Maury County authorities.

He was on probation until 2015 after being convicted of vandalism.

Carranza is charged with felony evading arrest, aggravated assault, accessory after the fact and failure to maintain her lane.

Both Estrada and Carranza were booked into the Maury County jail.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol officer was involved in the chase.  The pursuit was captured on dash cam video but the video won't be released until the investigation is complete.

The victim in Lawrence County, Randall Charles Davis, 32, was stabbed multiple times after he refused to allow Estrada and Carranza to leave with a child because they were under the influence.

The child was not in the vehicle with the couple during the pursuit.

Davis was transported by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville due to the severity of his injuries.

He was listed in stable condition on Thursday.

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