Couple behind bars for hitting several police cars in Blount County chase

BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn (WVLT) -- Deputies say Ricky Allen Cromwell, Jr., 30, of Townsend, and Tiffany Lynn Kilby, 23, of Maryville, are responsible for damaging six police cars during a chase Saturday morning.

Deputies were called to Triple Oak Street about a call regarding a loud vehicle at about 2:40.

When deputies got there they spotted a van, driven by Cromwell.

They say they tried to pull him over but he sped away.

That's when several other police departments joined the chase and tried to box in Cromwell near Broadway and U.S. Highway 129.

Cromwell was able to escape and after a 15 minute chase deputies say he crashed his van into a ditch at Tuckaleechee Pike and Whites Mill Road.

Deputies say Cromwell hit five police cars and a deputy during this chase.

Cromwell was cited with reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license, violation of the seat-belt law, disregarding two red lights, and disregarding one stop sign.

One deputy received minor cuts and bruises when he hit a curb and two trees on Wright Road near Maple Street.

Cromwell and his accomplice were not injured.

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