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Deputies: Man shoots self after standoff


Deputies said a man shot himself after a chase and a four-hour standoff.

Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies located a stolen vehicle traveling on Highway 71 in Rosalie. After a short chase the vehicle stopped because of engine problems near County Road 345.

When deputies approached the vehicle they noticed the driver, Jerome Lamar Write, 22 of Rosalie, holding a rifle to his head.

During a four-hour standoff, investigators and family members tried to talk Wright into surrendering.

Investigators said Wright shot himself in the head and was transported by Air Evac to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN, where he is currently listed in critical condition.

Wright has previously fled deputies on several occasions, and was wanted on numerous charges including burglary, theft of property, possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief and harassment.  

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