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Tennessee Highway Patrol Arrest Subject Wanted For Two Counts Molestation Of A Child

Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 02:48pm

CHATTANOOGA – January 09, 2019, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Chattanooga Interdiction Plus (IP) Trooper Jason Boles stopped a vehicle on I-24 in Marion County for several traffic violations. The driver was slow to yield to the troopers blue lights and siren as he exited the interstate at mile marker 152. The vehicle pulled into a parking lot off Hwy 72 where it stopped briefly. The driver fled the stop at a high rate of speed. Trooper Boles and IP Trooper Rich Thomas pursed the fleeing vehicle. The pursuit ended a short time later after the suspect vehicle exited the roadway and crashed.

After the suspect was taken into custody, the driver gave a false name, date of birth and refused to cooperate with the troopers. Sergeant Matt Minter of THP’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was called to the scene. Sergeant Minter conducted interviews with the vehicles other three occupants. Through the investigation CID was able to identify the fleeing suspect as Bradley Gaines, 30, of Phoenix, Arizona. Gaines is a wanted fugitive from Phoenix, Arizona where he is wanted for two Counts of Molestation of a Child.

Gaines was arrested without incident on the felony Arizona warrants and charged from with Felony Evading, Reckless Driving, three counts of Felony Aggravated Assault, Felony Reckless Endangerment, No Driver’s License, Criminal Impersonation, Fugitive from Justice, and several other traffic offenses.

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.