CARYVILLE-PIONEER, TN (WLAF) – On Friday morning, two suspects initially involved in stealing a vehicle out of Kentucky were being pursued by law enforcement in Campbell County. The stolen black Chevrolet Equinox was spotted in the Ivydale community, and the ordeal continued to Exit 141 of I-75 on Friday where the small SUV wrecked in a ditch. The suspects fled on foot. Since, one suspect was apprehended Friday evening, and the suspect that allegedly exchanged gunfire with law enforcement is still on the loose and was spotted in a campground around 10am Sunday.

The first call from the Eagle Rock Campground, just off Exit 141 of I-75, came in to Central Dispatch Sunday at 10:03am, and then multiple calls followed. The black male, naked, was spotted on foot in the campground.

Two K-9 officers are on scene with two helicopters enroute, one from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the other from Knox County Air Watch.

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 A manhunt has been going on in Campbell County since early Friday morning. Officials said it began with a reported stolen car out of Kentucky. Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies pursued a black Chevrolet Equinox in the Ivydale community, and the ordeal continued to Exit 141 of I-75.

The pursuit continued onto Flatwoods Road where the Chevrolet crashed and came to rest in a ditch. Two black males in the stolen vehicle left out on foot after wrecking the small SUV, according to some reports.

Several La Follette Police Officers were at the practice shooting range nearby. Sgt. Noah Riggs and Officer Zack Daugherty along with K-9 Officer Goose pursued the suspects on foot. Riggs encountered one suspect who allegedly opened fire on Riggs and the two exchanged gunfire, according to LPD Chief Steve Wallen.

TWRA is also in the area, Trails 1, 2 and 3, and have sealed off the entrances and exits. The public is advised to avoid the area.

One of the suspects reportedly encountered a citizen and ask for a map, according to reports.

The men are considered armed and dangerous. A description of them includes they are dressed in red shirts and slides. They also have dreadlocks.

The non-shooting suspect was taken into custody late on Friday evening.

The U.S. Marshal Service, Caryville Police, La Follette Police and Fire and Scott County are some of the agencies working the case. Helicopters are also assisting from the air.

LFD first responders have been busy keeping everyone hydrated, and are on standby as a precaution. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/25/2023-7:45PM-UPDATED 08/25/2023-9:30PM)