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UPDATE: Fugitive identified, remains in critical condition

UPDATE: Fugitive identified, remains in critical condition
UPDATE: Fugitive identified, remains in critical condition

Rescue personnel administer medical aid to an apparent fugitive caught on Church Street in Martin Thursday afternoon.

A pursuit of an apparent fugitive ended on Church Street in downtown Martin Thursday afternoon.

According to information provided by the Martin Police Department, officers with the U.S. Marshal Service were in pursuit of an apparent known fugitive today shortly before noon in Martin. There was an attempt to stop the subject, identified as 44-year-old Marcus Dwayne Thompson of Texas, at some point during the pursuit.

Thompson apparently attempted to assault a marshal with his vehicle at the intersection of University Street and Skyhawk Parkway and marshals reportedly fired at least three shots at the suspect. He was driving a gold SUV, similar to a suburban.

Thompson reportedly kept driving and struck a by-stander’s vehicle at the intersection.

Martin Police officers assisted in the pursuit, which ended at a house in the 100 block of Church Street a little after noon today.

Thompson was taken into custody at the scene before being treated by Weakley County Ambulance Service personnel and members of the Martin Fire Department. He was transported by ambulance to Volunteer Community Hospital, where he reportedly remains in critical condition.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigtion blocked off the Martin intersection near McDonald’s this afternoon taking photographs and gathering evidence from the area with a K-9 unit.

TBI is handling the investigation.

Thompson was convicted in Texas in 2002 of indecency with child sexual contact and ordered to serve two years. In May 2011, Thompson was reported to have absconded from his sex offender registry requirements in Texas. He was a construction worker.

No other details are available at this time.

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