Alabama felon arrested, Trenton police officer injured after chase ends in Tennessee Tuesday night
On Tuesday March 19, 2019 at approximately 11:00P.M. Trenton K9 Officer Eric Hartline and Sgt. Steve Beaudoin pursued a fleeing suspect northbound on I-59. The suspect later identified as 38-year-old Jeremiah Dalton eluded officers in a reckless manner by throwing objects including an aluminum bat at officers during the pursuit, driving erratically, and attempting to drive into officers' vehicles . It was later determined that the vehicle Dalton was driving was stolen from DeKalb County and he also had a warrant through Dekalb County Alabama for an unrelated charge. The pursuit was ended by K9 Officer Hartline at exit 174 on Interstate 24 where the suspect continued to resist. During the apprehension of the suspect, Sgt. Steve Beaudoin suffered a broken ankle and was transported to the hospital. Dalton is being held by Hamilton County for the DeKalb warrant. He also is facing charges in Dade County for Felony Eluding, Theft by bringing stolen property into the state, Driving with a suspended license, Driving with a suspended License Felony 4th or Subsequent offense, and several other traffic violations. Dalton was just arrested earlier this month after deputies broke up 'chop shop' on Sand Mountain in Dade County.
Trenton City Police Department posted on their Facebook page saying "Thank you to our 911 dispatchers for calmly and collectively keeping our officers whereabouts and safety broadcast to other agencies. Thank you to our Dade County Sheriff's Office Deputies, Sgt. Burrows and Deputy Sledge who also assisted in the pursuit. Great Job to all of our Officers who risk their own safety to protect others daily."