Suspect in custody after stealing a Montgomery Co. police vehicle and injuring an officer

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) —One person is in custody after a high-speed pursuit of a Montgomery County Sheriff’s vehicle that was stolen during a traffic stop Monday morning.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office officials say that Sgt. Daniel Gagnon conducted a traffic stop for a window tint violation at Sango Road and Highway 76.

Photo of: Sgt. Daniel Gagnon

They say that during the stop, Andrew Timmerman was in possession of narcotics.

Photo of: Andrew Timmerman

While he was being taken into custody, he started to fight Gagnon.

He was able to get away from the officer, jump in his patrol car and leave the scene.

The suspect took the vehicle and sped down Interstate 24 toward Nashville, at speeds estimated around 120 mph, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff Department.

All Montgomery County Sheriff vehicles are outfitted with GPS systems so the stolen vehicle was monitored throughout the pursuit.

While attempting to avoid spike strips, Timmerman went off the road and into a ditch on Bearwallow Road in Cheatham County around 10:25 a.m.

Timmerman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

A Cheatham County Officer was injured during the pursuit while attempting to deploy a tire deflation device.

They were transported to a hospital for treatment.

Sgt. Gagnon was also injured during the incident and was treated on scene.

Timmerman has a criminal history and is facing multiple charges in Montgomery and Cheatham counties.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updates.

Montgomery County pursuit
(Photo: WKRN)

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