Police: Man arrested after fleeing officers, trespassing at Holston ammo plant

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Police say a man is facing charges after he led state troopers on a police chase and fled onto Holston Army Ammunition Plant property. 

Friday, Church Hill Police arrested 32-year-old Dewayne Francisco Tipton of Erwin. 

CHPD says Tipton was involved in an early-morning pursuit with the Tennessee Highway Patrol that started in Erwin. They say he eventually made his way to Hawkins County, where he crashed on Kaywood Avenue in Mount Carmel. 

Tipton fled the scene and managed to elude a manhunt by police, according to investigators. 

Church Hill Police say they spotted Tipton later that morning in the area of Sunrise Avenue. They say Tipton took off, ran across Highway 11W, then jumped a fence onto Holston Army Ammunition Plant property. 

Police lost track of him but later spotted him near Silver Lake Road. Officers gave chase before eventually deploying stun guns on the suspect.

Church Hill Police charged Tipton with evading arrest, criminal trespassing, and resisting arrest. 

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