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Police Chase Man Through Two States

A Kentucky man is in jail after leading police on a chase through two states.

It all started Monday morning in Knoxville, when a Laurel County man robbed a CVS pharmacy and took off.

Williamsburg police stopped 34-year-old Ryan Shannon Brock after shooting out one of his tires.

34-year-old Ryan Brock gave no explanation for why police say he led them on a high speed chase on a busy section of I-75 from Anderson County, Tennessee to Williamsburg.

Lieutenant Detective Wayne Bird says Brock almost ran him over.

“When you're standing there outside your car and the suspect's coming at you at 100 miles an hour and swerves in your direction, that's a pretty scary thing,” Bird said.

Brock was on the run after police say he stole 45-thousand dollars-worth of OxyContin pills from a CVS pharmacy in Knoxville.

“He was passing vehicles in the emergency lane, on the shoulder of the median, so he was pretty wild,” Bird said.

Police say even spike strips couldn't slow Brock down, but he didn't make it far past Exit 11.

“We blocked the ramp to prevent the suspect from getting off and entering the city,” Bird said.

That's when Bird says Brock came straight at him.

The lieutenant fired three rounds into this rear tire, forcing the car to stop. Bird says the moments before his split-second decision to shoot, were haunting.

“We just had the Bell County Deputy that was killed in kind of a similar situation, Sean Pursifull, where he was set up, of course the juveniles swerved into him and struck him and of course that thought was running through all of our minds,” Bird said.

As police try to get their thoughts and evidence in order they're breathing a sigh of relief that no one was hurt.

Ryan Brock is charged with wanton endangerment, possession of a controlled substance and fleeing from police.

We're told he had a previous outstanding warrant for shoplifting.


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