DEVELOPING STORY: 1 person in custody, another wanted after high-speed chase through Unicoi County

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UNICOI COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley told News Channel 11 that one person is in custody and another is being sought after by authorities following a chase through the county.

According to the sheriff, the chase ended on State Route 107 in Unicoi County near the North Carolina border Saturday night.

The Mitchell County, North Carolina sheriff’s office told news Channel 11 Sunday morning that the suspect on the run was spotted by authorities near Iron Mountain.

After attempting to take the suspect into custody, he escaped into what authorities describe as the Tennessee side of the mountain.

He is described by MCSO as a white male, in his mid-twenties.

MCSO told News Channel 11 that the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Office remains the lead on this case.

Details remain limited at this time.

Multiple other agencies are involved in the search including Tennessee Highway Patrol and an officer with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

We’ll continue to follow updates as they become available.

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