UPDATE: Suspect in Mount Carmel, Kingsport pursuit identified and charged


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – UPDATE: The woman who led authorities on a pursuit from Mount Carmel to Kingsport and injured a juvenile on Monday night has been identified and charged.

According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Brooke Begley, 28, of Kingsport, was arrested after she lost control of the truck she was driving and crashed into the Garden Center of the Lowe’s Home Improvement on West Stone Drive in Kingsport.

The report says Begley caused damage to some of the store’s merchandise during the crash.

Begley was reportedly taken to Holston Valley Medical Center for jail clearance, but she was not injured.

Begley is charged with:

  • Vehicular assault
  • 2 counts of reckless endangerment
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Driving on a revoked license first offense
  • Failure to exercise due care
  • Failure to demonstrate proof of financial responsibility
  • No registration carried

No updates on the medical status of the injured juvenile were included in the report.

News Channel 11 will continue to provide you with updates both on-air and online.


Authorities say a juvenile was injured in a police chase that spanned two counties Monday night.

The pursuit began in Mount Carmel and ended at the Lowe’s Home Improvement on West Stone Drive in Kingsport, according to a Hawkins County deputy on the scene.

The deputy said the suspect, an unidentified woman in a GMC S-10 pickup truck, struck several vehicles during the chase.

The injured juvenile was in one of the vehicle’s she hit, according to the deputy. The extent of the minor’s injuries is unknown.

The suspect has been taken into custody.

Authorities haven’t released any other details about the incident.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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