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Truck Stolen, Officer Injured Following Pursuit

By Jessie Williams 

Macon County Deputy Tim Freeman was transported to Skyline Medical Center Monday, December 7, from injuries he incurred while attempting to apprehend a suspect who stole a truck in broad daylight the day before. 


The royal blue 2018 Toyota Tacoma Pickup truck was stolen from a residence on Galen Rd. around 4 p.m., Sunday. 

The owner, who was home at the time, saw the truck leaving his home and thought it might be his daughter driving to the mailbox. 

He quickly realized it wasn’t, and the police were called.

The following morning, the stolen vehicle was spotted on the Highway 52 Bypass in Lafayette, and the suspect was followed by law enforcement through Red Boiling Springs. 

When the suspect reportedly flew past a school bus, officers began to pursue him more fervently. 

The chase crossed over the Kentucky Line into Gamaliel. 

When the suspect was stopped, Deputy Tim Freeman exited his patrol car and pointed his firearm at the driver. At that time, the suspect is said to have hit the officer with the truck. Officer Freeman then fired his gun at the truck. 

The deputy was transported to Skyline Medical Center for his injuries. 

The Kentucky State Police are currently investigating this incident. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is also reportedly involved. 

The severity of Officer Freeman’s injuries are unknown, and no further information has been made available as of press time.