Man wanted for attempted murder captured after News 2 report

Coty Brimm (Courtesy: Sumner County Sheriff's Office)

SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man who was wanted for the attempted murder of a police officer was captured after News 2 aired a report about him.

According to the ‎Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, Coty Brimm was taken into custody Friday night around 7 p.m.

A tipster saw a story about Brimm on News 2 and called officers. The ‎Sumner County Sheriff’s Office then coordinated with Metro police, and Brimm was arrested without incident.

Brimm’s recent trouble with the law started back in May when he was booked into the Sumner County Jail for driving on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

He was sentenced to serve 11 months and 29 days.

On June 30, Brimm was granted furlough for treatment at Lighthouse Safe Harbor in Memphis. He left treatment on Aug. 5 because the facility did not fit his needs.

One day after leaving treatment, the Simpson County Kentucky Sheriff’s Office attempted to pull Brimm over for a traffic violation but he reportedly took off and officers gave chase.

During the pursuit, Brimm struck a police car multiple times with his car before eventually crashing, injuring himself and two others.

Brimm was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight, where he received treatment.

The Simpson County Kentucky Sheriff’s Office says he was released from the hospital before warrants were in place.

It was not immediately clear where police found Brimm when he was taken into custody Friday night.

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