CHASE NETS ‘PERSON OF INTEREST’ IN MURDER

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CHASE NETS ‘PERSON OF INTEREST’ IN MURDER

A man sought for questioning in a Kentucky murder case was located at the Interstate 40 welcome center in Buffalo Valley, Monday.

The man was discovered parked illegally at the welcome center by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Jody Looper.

When Trooper Looper approached the 2007 gray Chevy Malibu, the driver took off, leading to a pursuit into Putnam County.

Upon checking the vehicle’s license plate, it was confirmed the vehicle was stolen and the alleged driver was wanted in Eddyville, Kentucky for questioning in a homicide.

The driver was identified as Arthur A. Long, 66, Chicago, Illinois, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The pursuit reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.

During the pursuit, the suspect’s vehicle struck two other vehicles, resulting in two non-injury wrecks, according to the highway patrol.

The pursuit ended when Putnam County law enforcement authorities successfully deployed their “stop sticks”.

Long was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, resisting arrest and miscellaneous traffic offenses, according to the highway patrol.

Long is awaiting extradition to Kentucky, according to the highway patrol.