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Officers search for Mountain City man after chase at Village Square Apartments

Johnson County K-9 Deputy T.J. Brown, front, assisted by deputies and Mountain City Police officers search for a suspect who took off on foot last Friday at the Village Square apartments in Mountain City TN. At large (at the time of writing this article) David Swift has several active warrants including those resulting from the incident. By Tamas Mondovics

By Tamas Mondovics
Editor

Following several commands to stop that resulted in a foot pursuit, a Mountain City man was able to elude local law enforcement officers last Friday and is now on the loose.
According to Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday,
August 2, 2019, K-9 Deputy T.J. Brown was out of his vehicle at Village Square Lane, speaking to the manager of the apartments when the officer observed a white male now identified as David Swift.
Aware of the active warrants out on Swift, deputy Brow repeatedly called to Swift who refused to turn
around.
After doing this numerous times, “the male subject turned directly to the officer and was identified as David Swift.”
When the officer came toward the subject, Swift began to run on foot away from the officer.
The sheriff’s report said that a pursuit on foot pursued with the officer advising Swift multiple times to
stop.
“Other officers came to assist, but due to the
safety of the public in the area, the pursuit was discontinued and additional warrants were taken for David Swift,” Sheriff Eddie Tester said.
Current warrants for
Swift were for an attachment for failure to pay child
support and a violation of probation. Additional warrants for this incident are for evading arrest on foot, and resisting stop, halt, frisk or arrest.