The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Tennessee Highway Patrol to investigate a crash that occurred March 7, 2019, in Altamont. The crash involved a sheriff’s office vehicle and a teen driver.
The sheriff’s office vehicle was occupied by two correctional officers, Tyler Hargis (driver) and Cody Nunley. An inmate trustee was in the rear seat. Witnesses stated the sheriff’s office vehicle was operating with emergency equipment activated when the crash occurred.
The driver of the other vehicle was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.
Sheriff Clint Shrum explained the vehicle had been taken for maintenance in Tracy City, and was returning to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office in Altamont. Both Hargis and Nunley have been placed on unpaid leave pending the results of the investigation. In addition, an internal investigation has been opened to determine why the emergency equipment had been activated as well as why a trustee was in the vehicle.