Illinois man wanted for questioning in Ky. homicide arrested after pursuit

Courtesy: Tennessee Highway Patrol
Courtesy: Tennessee Highway Patrol

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An Illinois man who was wanted in Kentucky for questioning in a homicide and recent vehicle theft was arrested by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Monday after a pursuit.

The trooper was checking a Smith County rest area when he came upon an improperly parked 2007 gray Chevy Malibu.

According to a release, as the trooper approached the car, the driver, now identified as Arthur Long put the car into gear and fled.

While pursuing the 66-year-old man on Interstate 40, the trooper learned he was wanted for questioning in Eddyville, Kentucky in a homicide investigation.

During the pursuit, Long reportedly hit two other vehicles. No one was injured and Long was taken into custody after authorities were able to deploy stop sticks.

Long was taken into custody and is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, resisting arrest and other traffic offenses.

He remains in custody and is awaiting extradition back to Kentucky.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest.