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Kidnapping and rape suspect arrested following car chase

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COVINGTON, TN (WMC-TV) - A suspect wanted for kidnapping and rape was arrested following a wild, 20-mile police pursuit through Tipton County Thursday night.

Tipton County Sheriff Pancho Chumley said dispatchers received a call about a kidnapping and sexual assault Thursday evening. Investigators said they believed the suspect was driving his victim's vehicle.

"Deputies spotted the vehicle. A lengthy pursuit started," said Chumley. "He was placed into custody after we caught him - after he rammed several of my cars in the Mississippi River bottom."

The suspect was apprehended in a field and taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out.

Chumley says the suspect will likely face multiple charges as soon as he's released.     


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