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Wright makes wrong decision
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A man who allegedly ran from law enforcement on Friday could face a mandatory eight years for violation of probation.


Jesse Dale Wright, 41, was taken into custody Friday after a high-speed pursuit with Warren County deputy Brystol Davis. The pursuit began in the Morrison area at approximately 12:30 p.m. It took Jacksboro Road and Morrison-Viola Road toward Viola Road.


Wright was driving a 2003 Cadillac CTS with Coffee County tags. Davis reported speeds reaching 90 mph in some areas and at least one item being thrown from the vehicle.


“He just tossed something out the window,” said Davis to 911 dispatch. “Looked to be something in a Kroger bag.”


Wright attempted a left turn onto Viola Road as to continue inbound toward McMinnville. That effort failed when the Cadillac crashed through a guardrail and into a field.


“He’s wrecked out,” said Davis. Those words were shortly followed by, “One in custody.”


Wright was arrested in 2020 after a search warrant was executed at his Bluff Street residence. He was charged with possession of a firearm in commission of a dangerous felony, possession of schedule II drug (over 350 oxycodone pills), possession of schedule VI, possession of schedule II (meth), and possession of drug paraphernalia.


In May 2021, a sentence was handed down. Wright was ordered to serve 365 days of an eight-year sentence with the understanding if he violates his probation he will serve his entire sentence behind bars.


For Friday’s incident, Wright has been charged with reckless endangerment, simple possession, reckless driving and evading affect. Bond has been set at $101,000.