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GCSO in overnight chase

Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 8:45 am

The Sheriff’s Office was involved in an overnight chase. The chase began when deputies attempted to stop a green Oldsmobile for suspicion of DUI in Palmer.


The vehicle fled through Whitwell into Sequatchie County and onto Daus Mountain Road which leads back into Grundy County.  A sheriff’s deputy approaching from the opposite direction had pulled onto a logging road to allow the pursuit to make passage.


The suspect vehicle ran off the roadway and struck the deputy’s vehicle in the driver’s side.  The deputy was transported and released from the emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries.


The suspect was identified as Freddie M. Meeks. Meeks, 66, remains in the hospital for observation.  He is currently out on bond after an incident that occurred on December 14, 2017, for evading arrest and drug charges. He had also been arrested on October 26, 2017, after fleeing the scene of a crash and attempting to evade arrest.


Additionally, Meeks is currently required to wear a GPS monitor on charges out of Marion County. Meeks is facing charges of DUI, vehicular assault, and felony evading arrest.