Standoff involving Tenn. state troopers on I-40 ends with arrest

Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 7:35 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 1, 2022 at 9:11 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The suspect involved in a standoff with Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers that shut down a portion of I-40 Thursday night is now in custody.

THP says 49-year-old Marlon McCrory of Clarksdale, Mississippi was arrested following the hours-long event.

According to the incident report, THP received a “be-on-the-lookout” for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Once it was spotted, troopers attempted to stop the vehicle but McCrory fled leading them on a pursuit.

Troopers used spike strips to disable the vehicle on I-40 near exit 42 in Fayette County.

McCrory allegedly began making threatening gestures toward himself with a weapon. Negotiators were then called to the scene.

Drivers who were stuck in the backup on I-40 shared photos with us showing state troopers with weapons drawn, surrounding a white truck with four flat tires.

THP says McCrory was eventually taken into custody and sent to the hospital for medical evaluation and minor injuries.

He is charged with felony assault, evading, felon in possession of a firearm and vehicle theft.

THP says law enforcement will release a mugshot of McCrory once he is released from the hospital and booked into Fayette County Jail.

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