Clarksville, TN – Early this morning, March 18th, 2016 at 12:24am, Clarksville Police Officers responded to a Shots Fired call at the 200 block of Timber Court. No one was injured, but a vehicle was damaged by the gunshots.
The owner of the damaged vehicle said she heard five to six shots. She stated that she saw Tionna Thomas driving a burgundy Trailblazer with other occupants quickly flee the area.While Officers were in search of the suspects’ vehicle, Tionna Thomas, one of the suspects, made a threatening phone call to another victim in Clarksville.
The victim stated to dispatch that Thomas was “threatening to come over and shoot her house up.” Dispatch was able to ping the location of Thomas, which put Officers in the area of the suspects’ vehicle. A CPD Officer located the vehicle near Holiday Drive and Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. The vehicle fled from the Officers, and a pursuit was initiated.
Both CPD and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies followed the vehicle. CPD terminated its pursuit, and other agencies took over the pursuit. The other agencies involved were Cheatham County, Robertson County, Springfield, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. THP, Trooper Young, had the vehicle stopped and immediately took Tionna Thomas into custody. The male in the vehicle, Elijah Hughes, fled and was then located by Robertson County Deputies. Both were taken to Robertson County Jail.
The Clarksville Police Department, Cheatham County, Robertson County, and THP all have charges on the suspects. There will be a follow-up release with suspect details, mugshots, and listing the charges that the CPD has on both suspects later in the day.
- Shots Fired Call – 12:24am
- Vehicle Pursuit Initiated – 1:22am
- Vehicle Stopped – 2:10am
- Hughes Apprehended – 6:22am