UPDATE: Routine traffic stop turns into Smith County manhunt

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 5:43pm

Smith County — Smith County DPS officials tell KETK the incident began when a deputy tried to pull over a white Dodge truck on CR 2661 near The Villages.

The deputy chased the truck just north of Highway 64 West onto County Road 47, where the driver pulled over, jumped out of the truck and ran into the woods. The deputy chased after him, but was not able to catch the man.

Unbeknownst to the officer was a passenger hidden in the truck, who jumped into the driver's seat and left the scene.

A K-9 unit was called to assist in the search, but lost the scent after a short search.

Officials continue to look for the driver and truck.


Smith County — Fox 51 is on the scene of manhunt that is taking place in a wooded area on County Road 47 off of Highway 64 West.

Details are limited at this time.

Fox 51 will continues to update this story as more information is obtained.

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