Officer Jeremy Johnson, who was on patrol on South Hartmann, reportedly saw a vehicle that fit the description and attempted to pull the vehicle over. Bowen said the vehicle, driven by Whisenhunt, refused to stop and entered I-40 westbound.
With Johnson in pursuit, Whisenhunt then exited the interstate onto Hwy. 109, traveling southbound. At that point, the pursuit became dangerous enough for authorities to call off the chase.
He was traveling southbound but was actually driving in the northbound lanes, so we called it off, Bowen said.
At some point, the WCSD picked up the pursuit and were able to stop Whisenhunts vehicle on Central Pike and arrest him. Bowen said Whisenhunt is being charged with Evading Arrest, Reckless Endangerment and Driving on a Revoked License, fourth offense.
Also, Bowen noted evidence was recovered from Whisenhunts car allegedly linking him to the April 22 robbery. The chief indicated further charges are pending related to the theft.
I know the county is going to have additional charges, Bowen said.
Whisenhunt reportedly has a long criminal history with the chief pointing out Whisenhunt has two outstanding warrants in Macon County and a parole violation in Davidson County.
Whisenhunt remains in custody at the Wilson County Jail on $20,000 bond.
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