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Suspect found in thicket
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A fugitive’s run from the law ended thanks to a dog’s nose Wednesday afternoon when deputies tracked down a suspect in Centertown following a high-speed chase.The suspect, Travis Hale, 19, bolted from his vehicle after crashing into a bean field on West Green Hill Road in Centertown.“He was running because he was driving on a canceled license,” said sheriff’s chief investigator Marc Martin, who was among several lawmen who participated in the manhunt.The chase began after deputies tried to pull over Hale’s vehicle for a moving violation. The chase then ensued through the Centertown area until Hale rolled into a bean field and ran from his vehicle, leaving his passengers behind.“The passengers didn’t know why he was running,” Martin said, noting the canceled license charge is not even generally a jailable offense. “Now he’s charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment, and vandalism, along with driving on a canceled license.”A customer at Centertown’s Dollar General pointed deputies in the direction of a thicket that runs between the store and a cemetery just off Nashville Highway, saying the suspect was seen running in that direction.