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Sevierville Police Search for Hit and Run Driver Thomas Carr

Sevierville Police Search for Hit and Run Driver

UPDATE from the Sevierville Police Department:

Thomas M. Carr, the suspect in a hit and run incident that occurred on May 12, 2015 surrendered to police this afternoon, Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Sevierville Police Department Detective Kevin Bush was contacted today by a person with knowledge of Mr. Carr’s location and after discussions with this person, Mr. Carr agreed to surrender. SPD Sgt. Bryan Lewelling took Mr. Carr into custody at the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office without incident.

A current booking photo of Mr. Carr is not available at this time. The photo below is from an earlier, undated booking.

Sevierville police are searching for a man who reportedly left the scene of a motor vehicle accident Tuesday evening.

According to Sevierville Police Department Officer Matt Nicol, 27-year-old Thomas M. Carr allegedly crashed a tow truck into four other vehicles on the Parkway near Five Oaks Mall at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Witnesses reported that a flatbed tow truck was traveling south on the Parkway near Five Oaks Mall, when it crossed into the northbound lanes and struck four vehicles. The tow truck then went over a curb, through a fence and ultimately came to rest in Ripley’s Old McDonald Miniature Golf Course at 1639 Parkway in Sevierville. The tow truck driver, who police believe to be Thomas Carr, fled the scene on foot.

Two adults in a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, which was apparently hit head-on by the tow truck, were transported to LeConte Medical Center by the Sevier County Ambulance Service with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. None of the drivers or passengers in the other three vehicles were transported.

27-year-old Thomas M. Carr

27-year-old Thomas M. Carr

Police have charged Thomas Carr with driving on a revoked license; reckless driving; three counts of failure to render aid; two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries; two counts of leaving scene of an accident with property damage; eleven counts of reckless endangerment; and two counts of aggravated assault.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Thomas Carr is requested to contact the Sevierville Police Department at 865-453-5506.

All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

About Candice Fitzgibbons

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