Signal Mountain Man Facing Multiple Charges After Leading Police On Dangerous Chase

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Logan Stephen Pugh
Logan Stephen Pugh

A Signal Mountain man is facing multiple charges after leading police on a dangerous chase on Wednesday.

Logan Stephen Pugh, 29, of 2679 Boston Branch, is charged with evading arrest, reckless driving, speeding, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a stop and frisk, failure to maintain lane, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault on police, illegal passing and possession of legend drugs.

A deputy said he was on Suck Creek Road standing near his patrol vehicle when he heard a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. He then saw a white truck and a black Ford F150 traveling at a recklessly high rate of speed.

He said he turned a hand-held light on to direct them to slow down, but the Ford F150 went even faster as it passed by.

The deputy said he began following the Ford truck and activated his blue lights and then his siren when the driver would not stop. He said it passed on a solid double line and went into the opposing lane on curves during the chase. At one time, the driver locked his wheels in an attempt to damage the patrol car. The police vehicle was hit, but not put out of commission.

The pursuit went along off road trails to Taft Highway and to Corral Road until the deputy said he finally caused it to spin out. 

Deputies said the driver resisted when they tried to take him into custody and a baton had to be used on him.

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