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Lawrence County deputy released from hospital after wreck

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Deputy Dennis Cody Deputy Dennis Cody
ETHRIDGE, TN (WSMV) -

A Lawrence County deputy injured in a crash Sunday while trying to catch a fleeing robbery suspect was released from Vanderbilt Medical Center on Tuesday.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Dennis Cody was involved in the wreck on Highway 43 around 2:30 p.m. after he responded to a robbery at the CVS pharmacy in Lawrenceburg.

Cody was attempting to pull over a vehicle driven by Jeremy Don Johnson, 30, of Clarksville, police said.

Officers said Johnson attempted to evade them, and they attempted to stop him.

According to the sheriff's office, Cody positioned his patrol car in an attempt to prevent Johnson from endangering oncoming traffic.

Police said Johnson's vehicle struck the deputy's cruiser, causing both cars to be disabled.

Johnson and Cody were both injured and taken to Crockett Hospital. The deputy was then flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Johnson was also later transported to Vanderbilt, according to Capt. Adam Brewer with the Lawrence County Sheriff's office.

Police said Johnson was on parole for aggravated robbery at the time of the crash.

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