Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call for help by Houston County Sheriff’s Office yesterday in locating a stolen ATV, which led to a pursuit throughout the area.
The first call for assistance came in at 1:15pm, but deputies could not track down the ATV, but around 2:09pm, the vehicle was spotted on Buckner Loop Road.
Deputies Ethan Moss and Matthew Riels responded to the area, and Moss found the ATV on Williams circle, however the driver refused to stop, and both deputies chased the man.The driver traveled down several roads in an attempt to shake deputies, even driving through several fields and fences, before wrecking the ATV.
The driver, identified as Jonathon Buckner, was not injured during the pursuit was released to the custody of the Erin Police Department along with the stolen ATV.
MCSO Deputies have obtained warrants on Buckner for felony evading arrest, reckless driving and two counts of vandalism related to the damaged fences. His bond on those charges was set at $30,000. Buckner will be booked into the Montgomery County Jail after he is released by Houston County.
“I am proud of the quick work of Deputy Moss and Riels in apprehending this thief,” Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson said. “This is one of the many theft or burglary cases that we see during the holiday season. I was glad to see that the criminal was caught and that no serious injuries occurred when he made the choice to flee our deputies.”