UPDATE: Man on Bradley County’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” arrested

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) – A “Top 10 Most Wanted” fugitive was finally captured on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Fugitive Travis Grissom led patrol deputies on a chase after stealing a vehicle from Love’s Truck Stop in Charleston, TN last June,

Grissom was spotted by a patrol deputy driving southbound on I-75 in a blue Dodge Ram near the Bradley/McMinn County line.

When a traffic stop was initiated, the vehicle accelerated to at least 80 M.P.H. in an attempt to evade. During those attempts, the vehicle changed lanes cutting between a semi-truck and other vehicles, drove in the emergency lane of the interstate before exiting the interstate at the 33 mile marker, and traveled through a red light at the intersection of Lauderdale Memorial and the I-75 Southbound exit ramp.

The driver’s continuous efforts to evade almost caused two separate collisions with the vehicle proceeding northbound on I-75 in two lanes at the same time. The vehicle abruptly pulled over at the 31 mile marker, and the driver, Travis Grissom, was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

During the struggle, deputies witnessed Grissom reaching for a knife on his right side.

Further investigation yielded the tag on the Dodge Ram didn’t belong to the vehicle and had been stolen from Morgan County, TN.

Additionally, deputies located drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Criminal Charges related to July 29, 2017 incident :

• Possession of Stolen Property
• Felony Evading
• Felon Reckless Endangerment
• Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
• Simple Possession (Methamphetamine)
• Resisting Arrest
• Driving on Revoked
• Speeding (80/70)
• Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device
• Equipment Violation (Brake Light)
• Misuse of Registration
• Display of Plates
• No Insurance
• Failure to Signal Turn
• Driving on Roadways Laned Traffic
• When Overtaking on Right
Outstanding Warrants Served
• Theft over $2,500
• Theft under $1,000
• Aggravated Burglary
• Felony Evading Arrest
• Alteration of a Vehicle Tag
• Misdemeanor Violation of Probation

BRADLEY COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office says one of their “Top 10 Most Wanted” was arrested Saturday afternoon.

The Sheriff’s Office says on Facebook that Travis Grissom was arrested after a brief pursuit on Interstate 75.

The post says Grissom was arrested near mile marker 31 on the interstate.

[From the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook]

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Grissom was wanted for He is wanted for Theft over $2,500, Felony Evading Arrest, and Alteration of a Vehicle Tag.


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