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Stolen Semi Sparks Pursuit in East Knox County

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August 4, 2020 | Knoxville, Tennessee

At approximately 9:56am E-911 advised Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Units that a semi-truck and trailer from Pilot at 2801 E. Governor John Sevier Hwy had been stolen and last seen headed toward Strawberry Plains Pike.

Units located the suspect, truck and trailer at the intersection of John Sevier Hwy. and Strawberry Plains Pike, Patrol Unit initiated a traffic stop by activating the cruisers emergency equipment. The stolen truck turned right onto strawberry plains pike failing to stop for Patrol Units and continued on to I-40 Eastbound.

Deputies with KCSO, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office continued pursuing the suspect, truck and trailer. The multiple attempts to deploy spike strips were unsuccessful as the suspect would swerve with no regard to public safety.
Around mile marker 422 THP deployed spike strips that were successful in disabling the truck. The vehicle came to a stop after leaving the roadway into a ditch.

Officers took Amy Butler-Cordray into custody. She was transported to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.
The suspect was also in possession of a gray pit bull puppy that was allegedly taken from a stolen vehicle in Memphis TN. That vehicle was recovered by KCSO Deputies a short distance from where the suspect stole the semi-truck and trailer deputies were pursuing.

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