2 in custody following chase that impacted elementary school dismissal


CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — After a string of alleged crimes Tuesday afternoon, officials have two suspects in custody, according to Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove.

Edmon Simmons has been charged with burglary, theft of a vehicle and aggravated assault of a Belle Meade officer.

It all began in Belle Meade at Harding Place when an officer pulled over a truck with stolen tags Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Simmons tried to run over the Belle Meade officer and hit his patrol car before taking off towards the Cheatham County line.

Deputies made contact with the stolen truck and activated spike strips.

The two suspects fled on foot on Interstate 40 near mile marker 187. Authorities began a search for the suspects which impacted dismissal at Kingston Springs Elementary School.

Simmons has been located following an extensive search. The female suspect’s identity has not been released yet.

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