Murfreesboro man accused of fleeing from Franklin police

Courtesy: Franklin Police Department

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Murfreesboro man is facing felony charges after fleeing from an officer attempting to pull him over in Franklin.

Myles Cumberbatch, 45, is charged with felony evading, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, reckless driving, speeding, and running a red light.

According to police, Cumberbatch was driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone on Mack Hatcher near Hillsboro Road.

An officer was unable to catch up to him immediately, but later encountered him a second time while he was driving 57 mph in a 35 mph zone in front of Franklin High School.

Cumberbatch evaded the officer, who was able to get his license plate number.

He was taken into custody by Rutherford County Deputies at his Murfreesboro home and turned over to Franklin police.

Cumberbatch is free on $5,500 bond. He is due in court on April 14, at 1 p.m.

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