Man accused of impersonating Chattanooga Police officer arrested after high-speed chase
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —
A wanted felon who police say impersonated an officer and robbed a homeowner at gunpoint is now in custody after a high-speed chase through Chattanooga Thursday.
At 12:46 p.m. Thursday, Chattanooga Police officers tried to make a felony traffic stop at Jersey Pike and Hancock Road. As officers got close, the car took off.
Police followed the car until it got to the 7400 block of Noah Reid Road, where officers say it went off-road and came to a stop, crashing into the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.
Officers took the suspect, 40-year-old Lajeromeny L. Brown into custody. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say no officers or federal agents were hurt in the incident, but three CPD cars were damaged.
CPD spokesperson Elisa Myzal says Brown is considered a violent felon and a suspect in an August 15th incident being investigated by the department's Robbery Unit.
According to the release, the reporting party stated to police she was outside her home when approached by two black males brandishing handguns who yelled "Chattanooga Police" and forced their way inside her home. The suspects held the victim against her will while they stole electronics, a cellular phone, and vehicle. Brown is also wanted by federal agents for probation violations.
Brown has been charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, impersonating a police officer, and assault on police.
CPD says more charges could be added as the investigation continues.
If you know anything about the August 15th incident, please call Chattanooga PD at 423-698-2525.
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