Police: Man led officers in chase, later found in fast-food restaurant

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JACKSON, Tenn. — A man appeared Wednesday in city court after police say they arrested him inside a fast-food restaurant Tuesday after he had fled from officers in a vehicle earlier that day. Phillip Thomas faces felony evading by motor vehicle and resisting arrest charges, according to court documents. Police reportedly saw Thomas driving a Chevy Tahoe with no working brake lights around 2 p.m. in the area of Harts Bridge Road. When they attempted to stop the vehicle, they say Thomas would not pull over and led them on a pursuit for about two and a half miles until they terminated the chase. Later in the day, officers located Thomas inside Hardee’s on South Highland Avenue, according to an affidavit. When officers tried to arrest him, Thomas wrestled with them and refused to follow commands until two of them were able to overpower and handcuff him, the documents states. Thomas also is accused of having a small amount of marijuana and rolling papers at the time of his arrest, documents state. The judge set Thomas’ bond at $30,000.

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