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35-year-old Howard Eugene Brown of Green Acre Drive, Smithville, was found at home with this wife Wednesday evening and taken into custody, according to the De Kalb County Sheriff's Department. He had apparently returned home on foot after crashing and bailing out of the pickup truck he was driving.
During questioning, Brown admitted that he was the man police were chasing in a three-county pursuit on Wednesday. Van Buren County officials who have interviewed Brown, plan to charge him with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, and evading arrest . Other charges may also be brought against him. According to De Kalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray, Brown is on probation for criminal impersonation, theft, aggravated criminal trespassing.
The pursuit began in Van Buren County. White County authorities joined Van Buren County and notified DeKalb County. As the chase continued, police put out a spike strip which blew the tires of the vehicle out. The truck then sped out of control and struck a guardrail on Bright Hill Road in Van Buren County. Brown bailed out the drivers side door of the truck, jumped over the guardrail and disappeared into the woods on foot.
After his arrest, Brown told investigators that he had just finished shooting up drugs right before the officer stopped to check on him, according to police.
Smithville Elementary School, which is in the area of the search, was placed on lock down status until dismissal time as a precaution. Initially, At first, Van Buren County authorities thought the suspect was another man.
Thursday, February 14 2013, 08:02 AM CST
Courthouse in line for repairs, updates
May 25, 2013 15:50 GMT
MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials in Coffee County are looking to update their historic courthouse instead of replacing the 141-year-old structure.
After all, they said the building is in pretty good shape. As far as repairs, it just needs some new paint and molding, as well as work to repair some water damage. But county maintenance director Robert Gilliam says the entire structure needs updating in order to make it last until the next century.
Gilliam and County Mayor David Pennington told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/19ivpQ6 ) that officials have taken care to maintain the building and it hasn't had any major renovations in decades.
Historical society spokeswoman Joanna Lewis said the group is trying to come up with fundraising ideas for the project.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
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