La Vergne Domestic Assault Suspect Arrested In Alabama

La Vergne Domestic Assault Suspect Arrested In Alabama

CREATED Jul 9, 2014

LA VERGNE, Tenn. – A man wanted for domestic assault in Rutherford County has been arrested in Alabama.

Officials with the La Vergne Police Department said James J. Hummer was taken into custody Tuesday, in Elkmont, Alabama and is currently awaiting extradition back to Tennessee.

He was wanted on a charge of domestic assault that allegedly occurred Sunday afternoon. Police said the suspect's vehicle was spotted fleeing the area once authorities arrived on the scene. 

From there, investigators said he led them on a high-speed pursuit that ultimately led to three collisions on Nissan Boulevard, after he was seen driving the wrong way down the road. 

The pursuit was eventually canceled after officials deemed it to be a threat to the general public.

Deputies later found the crashed car, along with a GPS ankle monitor inside of it. The U.S. Marshals Service was notified of the incident after the ankle bracelet was found.

Two days later, Hummer was taken into custody at a home in Northern Alabama.

Once brought back to the state, officials said he will face charges of actively evading arrest, domestic assault, driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, and tampering with a GPS device.

Investigators said Hummer has a lengthy criminal history with previous arrests for aggravated kidnapping with bodily injury, aggravated assault, assault, domestic assault, possession of explosives, violation of probation, violation of sex offender registry, arson, drug and rape of a child less than 13-years-old.

An appearance in Rutherford County General Sessions Court has been set for August 20.