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12-21-16 Significant Arrest/Pursuit


Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department made the arrests in the Gunbarrel Rd area on December 21, 2016. The following are the preliminary facts of today's significant arrest:

  • Police were conducting surveillance of Hamilton Place area businesses due to recent robberies in the area
  • These officers utilized undercover techniques and tactics during this operation
  • Officers observed a gray Jeep Patriot follow a female who was leaving a local business in her vehicle
  • Officers followed the vehicles to the potential victim's destination
  • Officers tasked a marked patrol unit to stop the suspect's vehicle, however the suspects fled and led police on a vehicle pursuit
  • Chattanooga Police and Hamilton County Sheriff officers were involved in the pursuit
  • Eventually the suspects fled the vehicle on foot and police were able to take both of them into custody within a short period of time
  • Police were able to seize drugs from both the suspects (Methamphetamine and Marijuana)
  • Suspect #2 was taken into custody a short distance from his vehicle
  • Suspect #1 was taken into custody with the assistance of a K9 officer. The suspect was found hiding in a dumpster.
  • Investigators with the Violent Crimes Bureau will be attempting to link these suspects to recent robberies in the area
  • Charges include Evading Arrest and Drug Possession at this time.
  • Other charges are pending a full investigation.

Suspect #1 - Suspected Driver

Justin Thurman (male, 27)

Arrest Location: 1502 Gunbarrel Rd


Suspect #2 - Suspected Passenger
Tamarcus Jordan (male, 24)

Arrest Location: 7429 E Brainerd Rd

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.


NOTE: The preceding information is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

Crime Prevention and Community Outreach:
(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

Drug Tip Hotline:
(423) 493-BUST (2878)

Homicide Tip Line: 
(423) 643-5100



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