Tenn. police nab fugitive wanted in 3 pursuits

Man had warrants for aggravated assault, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, possession of stolen property and motor vehicle theft


Knoxville News-Sentinel

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — A Blount County fugitive car thief wanted in connection with three separate police pursuits within the past week was captured Sunday afternoon.

Steve Brian Bright of Maryville was arrested during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 near the Lenoir City exit in Loudon County about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, said Blount County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Marian O'Briant. The 42-year-old Bright led Blount County deputies on two chases Wednesday night, including one in which he crashed a stolen pickup truck and fled on foot.

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