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Wanted fugitive found in Tennessee

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Fulton County man who has been wanted by authorities since March 2006 will soon be under lock and key at the Fulton County Jail.

Shane Shipp, 37, of Mammoth Spring was found living with his girlfriend, Sheila Graves, in Dyersburg, Tenn., May 7 and will soon be transported to the Fulton County Jail, according to Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis.

"It's wild -- Shipp's been on the lamb for over a year," Davis said.

Shipp's troubles began when Davis attempted to stop him as he repeatedly crossed the center line while traveling south in his vehicle along Highway 63.

As Davis initiated the stop, Shipp did not comply; instead he increased his speed and began a high speed chase that eventually involved Fulton and Sharp county deputies, Hardy officers and officers with the Arkansas Highway Police.

As Shipp fled he turned down Fire Tower Road where he threw drugs and drug paraphernalia out his car window, repeatedly turned his lights on and off and traveled on gravel at speeds in excess of 60 mph, allowing him to evade Davis, according to reports.

Shortly after Davis lost sight of Shipp, assisting officers located Shipp's abandoned vehicle hidden by a tractor at a residence along Fire Tower Road.

Inside the vehicle authorities found several items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine as well as several plastic baggies and a vial containing a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Shipp is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance -- methamphetamine, felony possession of drug paraphernalia as well as multiple felony criminal mischief charges.

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