Kidnapping suspect leads police on chase

A kidnapping suspect is in custody after he led police on a chase in South Knoxville.

Authorities say an officer spotted Jason Branner at a store on Sevier Avenue. He was wanted for aggravated kidnapping and parole violations.

The officer got behind him, and Branner sped off. Officers chased him down Sevierville Pike and eventually caught and arrested him.

In addition to his previous charges, Branner will now be charged with felony fleeing and driving without a license.

A woman in the car with Branner will not be charged.


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