*UPDATE: We have reason to believe that the suspects have received a ride out of the area and are thought to be in the Chattanooga area.
However, we encourage citizens to still be on the lookout and if you see or hear something suspicious, do not hesitate to call the non-emergency number at (865) 458-9081 or 911.
LOUDON COUNTY, TENN.- LCSO is advising residents in the Paw Paw Plains and US Highway 321 area of Loudon and Roane Counties to be aware of heavy law enforcement presence in the area following an attempted traffic stop that started in Knox County and ended in a crash in Roane County.
Five suspects have fled the vehicle and are on foot. Area law enforcement agencies are searching for four Black males and one Hispanic male. The Hispanic male is described as having pink hair.
If you see anyone matching this description, do not approach and immediately dial 911.
LCSO will provide more information as it becomes available.