Police arrest ‘dangerous’ man wanted in Montgomery County

Zaccariah Pride (Courtesy: Clarskville Police Department)

CLAKRSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A suspect who police say was a dangerous man wanted in Montgomery County was arrested early Saturday morning.

Zaccariah Pride was taken into custody shortly after 2 a.m. in Houston County. He was found hiding under a tree near the intersection of Highway 49 and Cedar Valley Road.

Pride was wanted in Montgomery County on three counts of aggravated assault and one count of reckless endangerment. The charges stemmed from a traffic accident where he reportedly fled the scene after brandishing a weapon at several bystanders.

Nearly two dozen law enforcement officers from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Clarksville Police Department, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol had a hand in finding Pride.

On Saturday, Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson praised their efforts.

“This apprehension is the result of good coordination and teamwork from four law enforcement agencies. This is a good example of how law enforcement work together collectively to keep their respective citizens safe.”

Pride remains behind bars in the Houston County Jail.

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