Antioch man charged after shots fired on Interstate 24

John Davis (Courtesy: Coffee County Sheriff's Department)

COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) —  An Antioch man was arrested by Coffee County after he reportedly shot at another car on Interstate 24.

Deputies were called to mile marker 108 around 6 p.m. Tuesday evening after a victim called authorities and said the driver a Chrysler 300 shot at his car.

The suspect reportedly shot out the man’s window as they traveled along I-24 in Rutherford County. No one was injured.

When deputies caught up to the two vehicles on the interstate, they observed the suspect’s Chrysler following the victim at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic.

Deputies could see a hole in the victim’s passenger door and the broken out window and attempted to stop the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect is accused of attempting to evade the officers by passing between a tractor trailer and a camper.

Authorities said in a press release Wednesday they pursued the suspect to the area of the Exit 110 where he turned his right turn signal as if he was going to exit before pulling back into traffic.

Coffee County deputies attempted to force the suspect over to the shoulder of the road with one deputy making a pit maneuver to stop the suspect’s car.

The suspect, identified as 27-year-old John Davis of Antioch, was taken into custody after he lost control of his car and it spin out.

The sheriff’s office says it found a semi-automatic 9mm pistol wedged between the center console and the driver’s seat.

Davis is charged with reckless endangerment, evading arrest and illegal possession of weapon. His bond was set at $60,000 and he’ll appear in court April 17, 2017.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol was notified and responded to the scene where they conducted an investigation. Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department was also notified the shooting reportedly occurred near mile-marker 83 on I-24.