Officer Dragged By Fleeing Suspect In Coffee County

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Around 5:40 Tuesday (12/11/2018) night, Grundy County Sheriff's Department Investigator Larry Sims was dragged by a vehicle while trying to detain a man Tuesday night in neighboring Coffee County.

The Coffee County Sheriffs Office received a call that an off-duty investigator from Grundy County was on his way home when he came across two vehicles that he thought had either been involved in a minor traffic accident or were stranded motorists.

This incident occurred at the intersection of the McMinnville Highway (State Route 55) and New Hope Road, just outside of Manchester.

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The crime report indicates that Sims stopped to give aid, but when he contacted one of the parties "an altercation ensued, resulting in Sims attempting to detain the male suspect. The suspect made his way back to his vehicle and fled, resulting in the investigator being dragged down the road. Shots were fired by the investigator and the suspect eluded arrest."

Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum said that Investigator Sims was treated at a Manchester hospital and released. The investigation is ongoing, and the Coffee County Sheriff's Department is attempting to locate the suspect. (This is from our Manchester news partner WMSR)

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