THP: Church Hill man leads police on weekend chase; Crashes motorcycle

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A spokesperson for the Tennessee Highway Patrol says a Church Hill man faces several charges after leading police on a chase through Kingsport. 

Jonathan Richards, 22, faces charges of felony evading arrest, speeding, and reportedly has no driver’s license. 

According to investigators, Richards was traveling south on U.S. 11W at a high rate of speed Saturday night. Richards reportedly led police on a chase on Bloomingdale Pike onto Shipps Springs Road where he failed to stop, crossed the double-yellow line and crashed into a guardrail. 

Police say Richards was thrown from the motorcycle. 

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