Pursuit suspect found hiding in Franklin County cornfield


FRANKLIN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A high crop sprayer was used to lure a pursuit suspect out of the cornfield where he was hiding Thursday afternoon, officials in Franklin County say.

According to the sheriff’s office, Tullahoma police initiated a chase of a stolen truck around 12:15 p.m.

The pursuit ended on Hideaway Lane in Estill Springs, where one man in the truck was taken into custody, while another fled into a nearby cornfield, deputies said.

Investigators said a search of the cornfield, which included multiple agencies and the Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter, ended when the suspect was forced out of the field by a high crop sprayer.

The names of the two people arrested have not been released.

Franklin County cornfield arrest
(Courtesy: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

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