Suspect on the run in West Knoxville after failed traffic stop

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- A wanted man is still on the run this morning, after an attempted traffic stop.

It happened around 11:00 Tuesday night on Cedar Bluff near the I-40 exit ramp, when THP says a trooper tried to pull over Shane Matlock for an unknown violation.

Matlock was able to make his way onto the interstate heading east, before his tire blew out.

State troopers say Matlock then bailed from the car, leaving his 12 year old brother inside.

Matlock is facing felony fleeing charges, while he's also wanted out of South Carolina for unknown warrants.


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