Two men have been charged after a high-speed chase ended Tuesday afternoon when their vehicle slammed into an oncoming car on Nashville Highway.
Facing the lion’s share of charges is driver Brandon Dale Boling, 24. He faces six felony charges including two counts of vehicular assault, and one count each of evading arrest, burglary, reckless endangerment with a weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also faces misdemeanor charges of theft and driving on a suspended license.
His passenger, Jack Dylan Howard, 18, is charged with burglary, theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The men are charged after they led sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter on a high-speed chase down Nashville Highway around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Carpenter knew Boling was wanted for violation of probation, plus he was a suspect in a recent burglary.
Boling refused to stop and instead accelerated away from the lawman when Carpenter tried to pull him over. The fleeing suspect lost control of his vehicle as he rounded the curve near the old Red Dog and side-swiped an oncoming vehicle. The driver of that vehicle suffered minor injuries.
The suspects tried to flee on foot after crashing their SUV through a fence and coming to rest in nearby field near Crisp Springs Road. They were caught only a few yards away.
It was during an inventory of the SUV that lawmen found items they believe were taken in the recent burglary Carpenter was investigating.