TOMMY MILLSAPS | THE ADVOCATE & DEMORCRAT
Emergency workers and three law enforcement agencies attend to victims in a Friday night
crash on Sweetwater-Vonore Road. Two men face multiple charges and the crash injured
|Published: 8:50 AM, 05/01/2013
||Last updated: 8:50 AM, 05/01/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Sweetwater man is facing numerous
charges from the Sweetwater Police Department and Tennessee Highway
Patrol after he allegedly threatened people with a gun in Sweetwater
Friday night then led police on a 100-mph chase before crashing
head-on into another car.
The suspect, Steven A. Carter, 34, of
Reed Springs Road, Sweetwater, is facing six separate assault charges
along with the numerous charges from the chase and accident.
The incident started around 7:20 p.m.
and the wreck minutes later shut down Sweetwater-Vonore Road while
authorities worked to clear the accident.
According to Sweetwater Police,
officers first got a call that Carter was pointing a gun at several
family members on Wright Street.
The suspect fled as SPD Officer Nick
Farrell arrived and refused to stop when Farrell turned on his lights
and siren. Police said Carter then sped away down Highway
322/Sweetwater-Vonore Road at speeds of more than 100 mph before
hitting an SUV and then crashing into a KIA head on outside the
Sweetwater city limits.
Carter's Toyota caught fire upon
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