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Deputies from two counties catch suspects after stolen truck chase

Jacob Smith • Dec 7, 2017 at 10:18 AM

Wilson and Rutherford counties sheriff’s deputies charged one man Thursday morning after he reportedly stole a truck and ran from deputies.

Jonathan Livesay, 28, was charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle, driving on a revoked license and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and booked in at the Rutherford County Jail. He was accompanied by a woman who was not charged.

According to Rutherford County sheriff’s public information officer Lisa Marchesoni, Rutherford County deputies got a call Thursday around 9:15 a.m. of a stolen vehicle in northwest Rutherford County.

Two suspects had reportedly stolen a vehicle from right in front of the owner and drove off.

“The victim made contact with the suspect on Central Valley Road and attempted to stop him,” said Rutherford County sheriff’s Lt. Kenneth Barrett. “He went off the road, ran through a fence and came back onto U.S. Highway 231 North toward Lebanon.”

Rutherford County sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Pedigo said a friend of the truck’s owner shot twice at the suspects when the driver tried to run over him.

Deputies chased Livesay into Wilson County, where the Wilson County sheriff’s deputies joined the chase.

The suspects turned onto Murfreesboro Road, where a deputy had set up spike strips at about the 8200 block. The suspects took the truck off road to avoid the spike strips.

Deputies followed the truck’s tracks into the woods and found the truck, but the suspects had jumped out and ran into the woods.

Rutherford County deputies brought in a K-9 unit to aid in the search, which led deputies to Livesay. The woman surrendered when deputies arrived.

According to Wilson County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Moore, both Livesay and the woman wore a dark hoodie and blue jeans. No weapons were found.

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