Domestic incident ends in high-speed chase, crash

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MILAN, Tenn. — What police called a violent rampage lands a man in jail on a host of charges. Officers said it started as a fight with his wife and then ended in a high-speed chase with police and a scary crash near downtown. “Speeding — 90 in a 45 — reckless endangerment, aggravated assault on a police officer,” Lt. Chris Vandiver with the Milan Police Department said as he read just a few of many charges Aaron Taylor faces. Police say he rammed his wife’s car multiple times with her inside during an argument and then led police on a high-speed chase. “Really, we just wanted to get him into custody as quickly as we could,” Vandiver said. “We know the victim was extremely scared after he struck her car with his vehicle a couple times.” Police said surveillance footage from a nearby restaurant shows Taylor’s white Ford Expedition speeding down Highway 79 with police right on his tail. Officers said they had just stopped pursuing Taylor, who was driving more than 90 miles per hour into the center of downtown Milan, but one minute later he crashed into a car pulling out of a restaurant. “Our chief actually came onto the radio and called to terminate the pursuit and that we could just locate him later,” Vandiver said. “I think within a minute or two, that’s when the accident occurred.” Investigators said Taylor began his rampage across town in a residential neighborhood where he was trying to confront his wife but then sped off after ramming her car. “With kids out here that always play near the road and with people out here speeding like that, one of these days something tragic is going to happen,” resident James Hogue said. Officers said with alcohol playing a factor this was just an argument that could have turned out much worse. “She was pretty much doing everything she could do to create distance from him till things could cool off,” Vandiver said. “Then he followed her there, and this is kind of what ensued.” Taylor is currently being held at the Gibson County Correctional Complex in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

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