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Madisonville police searching for man involved in motorcycle pursuit

The man laid the motorcycle down at Highway 411 and Mason Road, fleeing on foot, according to MPD.

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. — 5 PM MONDAY UPDATE: The motorcycle used to flee Madisonville police Sunday night was registered in Townsend, another clue as authorities seek to find the driver.

The Madisonville Police Department said Monday it has been checking leads to find the suspect.

"We have been in contact with the Blount County Sheriff's Office, which checked several locations in their county," the Police Department said in an update Monday.

"At this time we believe the suspect had access to a cell phone and has since been picked up from the area of Mason Road."

The case remains active with information changing frequently, according to the Police Department.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Madisonville Police Department is searching for a man who led officers on a chase on a motorcycle before fleeing on foot Sunday night.

Officials said the MPD Patrol Division was dispatched around 6 p.m. to the Taco Bell on Highway 411 for a female who ran in the store yelling for help. 

Officers said they arrived in the area and observed the man involved on a motorcycle. He then cranked the motorcycle and a pursuit ensued down Highway 411 towards Vonore.

The man laid the motorcycle down at Highway 411 and Mason Road, fleeing on foot, according to MPD. Officers converged on the area making a perimeter for a search to begin. 

While doing the search, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office received information of a burglary to a residence near the perimeter on Mason Road, according to Madisonville police.

Officers then shifted the perimeter to that location, continuing the search. 

At this time the suspect has not been apprehended.

If you live in or around the area of Mason Road and Badger Road, report any suspicious activity immediately to 911.

    

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