Attempted robbery and car crash in North Knoxville

KNOXVILLE,Tenn. (WVLT)—An attempted robbery turned into a car accident on Whittle Springs Drive in North Knoxville.

Knoxville police were dispatched to the scene of a car accident with injury at 2901 Whittle Springs Drive around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The victim, Louisa Goosie, 48, told police that a man walked up to her car on the passenger side and asked for a cigarette. Then, he attempted to snatch her purse. Goosie put her car in drive with the suspect still partially inside and crashed her vehicle into a wall.

The suspect ran from the scene.

Goosie and her passenger, Jamea Gambrell, 51, were taken to Tennova Physicians Regional Medical.

Police found the suspect, Herbert Russell, 43, hiding in nearby bushes.

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