Pursuit ends with Livingston man facing multiple charges

Nathaniel Chrisopher Kelley

A Livingston man faces multiple charges after leading authorities on a chase in April.

Nathaniel Chrisopher Kelley, 38, is charged with Domestic Assault, Theft of Property, Resisting Arrest, Evading Arrest, Possession of Stolen Property, Reckless Endangerment, and Failure to Appear or Obey Court Orders.

The incident began when Overton County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Crabtree heard a BOLO (Be On the LookOut) for a brown 2006 Ford Explorer stolen out of Livingston at around 6 a.m.

Around 6:11 a.m., Dep. Crabtree saw the vehicle at West Fork bridge on Highway 52 East, and activated his blue lights and siren, but the Ford Explorer did not stop and he notified dispatch that he was in a pursuit headed toward Fentress County with speeds up to 100 mph.

The pursuit continued into Fentress County with the Explorer passing cars in curves and in double yellow line areas, according to Dep. Crabtree.

Fentress County Sheriff’s Department was notified and soon had a deputy joining in the pursuit, which continued to the Jamestown city limits, with speeds reaching 70 mph in a 30 mph zone and the Explorer failing to stop for traffic lights in Jamestown, according to Dep. Crabtree’s report..

The pursuit then continued east on Highway 52 toward Allardt, with speeds reaching up to a 100 mph. Once reaching Allardt city limits, the Explorer continued onto Allardt Tinch Road “with no due regard for life or property,” continuing to reach speeds up to a 100 mph. The pursuit then continued onto Banner Tinch Road, which leads into Morgan County.

Dep. Crabtree continued to pursue the Explorer, coming out on Highway 62 headed westbound back toward Fentress County, “with the defendant passing vehicles with speeds reaching up to 100 mph again.”

Spike strips were deployed on Highway 127, and they took out the front passenger side tire, causing the Explorer to stop at Roanoke Road, just off Highway 127.

Nathaniel Chrisopher Kelley was then taken into custody.