Ooltewah shooting results in carjacking and high-speed chase

Two men were arrested and a juvenile prisoner was captured

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — The shooting suspect on Ooltewah-Georgetown Road was arrested Monday by Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Police arrested the man on I-24 after a high-speed chase.

Ooltewah Shooting

The shooting suspect was Brian Stone, who had an accomplice with him, according to Hamilton County police. Richard Gerald was arrested in relation to this incident.

The shooting happened Monday afternoon. HCSO says the two women victims from the shooting are now in stable condition at a local medical facility.

After the shooting, Stone left Hamilton County and went to Marion County.

Marion County Crimes

Around 5 p.m., Stone and Gerald carjacked a Tennessee Department of Children’s Services prisoner transport van at gunpoint.

The carjacking took place at I-24 Exit 143 in South Pittsburg, according to Marion County police.

A juvenile prisoner escaped with Stone and Gerald.

Stone fled driving a Nissan Versa, and the juvenile escaped with him.

Richard Gerald fled in the DCS transport van.

Law Enforcement Pursuit

Police spotted the Nissan Versa and transport van at exit 152 in Kimball, Tennessee. Law enforcement attempted to stop them, which began a high-speed chase.

The pursuit ended around 7 p.m. just before the I-24/I-75 split in Chattanooga.

Marion County officers boxed in the Nissan Versa and forced it up against a concrete barrier wall at Exit 178A.

They said the juvenile was captured.

They also captured Brian Stone.

In Jasper, the DCS transport van was recovered, and Richard Gerald was taken into custody.

Charges and Warrants

The juvenile was originally arrested for second-degree murder. He was turned back over to DCS.

Stone and Gerald have been booked into Marion County jail. Police say they are currently being charged with armed robbery, but more charges are pending.

Marion County police said Stone had 11 active warrants from Hamilton County. Four of these warrants are for attempted first-degree murder from the Ooltewah shooting.

HCSO said police will continue to investigate this incident.
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