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UPDATE: Accused Johnson County gunman wounded in shootout, captured

NET News Service • Jun 13, 2013 at 8:04 PM

MOUNTAIN CITY — Richard Shane Mabe, 33, was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon following a short but spectacular police pursuit in which several shots were exchanged and Mabe was wounded in the right forearm.

The pursuit began when Mabe was spotted in the passenger seat of a Saturn going through the drive thru at Hardees.

Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said the pursuit went north on Tenn. Highway 91, culminating at the Marathon Station at the intersection with Divide Road, where a carjacking ended with Mabe being rammed by police cruisers and forced into a ditch.

"It was a job well done," a pleased Reece said of the pursuit and capture.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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