Friday, January 6, 2012

Officer involved shooting under investigation in Jefferson County. Allegany County fugitive shot

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two people are now in jail in Jefferson County, TN after an officer-involved shooting early Friday morning.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a Dandridge Police officer spotted Jeremy Ostrander, a man wanted out of Allegany County, NY on felony evading and felony reckless endangerment charges, in a red Chevy around 4:45 a.m. His girlfriend, Tesa Harris, was driving.
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The Dandridge officer began chasing the vehicle, and was joined by a Jefferson County deputy. They pursued the car to exit 417 on I-40, where the vehicle pulled into a Ruby Tuesday restaurant. When the officers approached the vehicle, Harris sped away.
Sheriff G.W. "Bud" McCoig says the two officers were almost hit by the car, and fired shots at the vehicle.
Harris drove a half mile before pulling over at an abandoned house. Ostrander got out and started running on foot while officers arrested Harris.
Around 8:50 a.m., officers caught up with Ostrander and found him with a gunshot wound that officers call "superficial."
He was taken to UT Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
Both Ostrander and Harris were booked into the Jefferson County Justice Center

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