***Official Press Release***
Deputies and Investigators of the Giles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a shots fired call

on Cedar Hurst Lane at approximately 3:36pm on March 1, 2021. Dispatch advised the shooter fled the scene in a blue Scion. Deputies made contact with the suspect vehicle at Highway 64 and Hwy 31 attempting to stop the vehicle, which failed to stop, eluding Deputies northbound on Hwy 31. The vehicle’s driver, later identified as Adam Taylor, 25 of Tony, Al, fled from Deputies driving through fields in the area of Vertafore and Sheila Frost Drive, returning back to HWY 31 southbound.
The lead vehicle following Taylor reported the suspect to be driving extremely erratic tossing multiple items out of the window of his vehicle, passing vehicles in a reckless manner and reaching speeds exceeding 120mph.
Deputies deemed the suspect to be a high risk for public safety due to the initial report of shots fired wounding an individual and continued to pursue him south on Hwy 31.
Taylor struck a vehicle, while evading police, causing minor damage on HWY 31 in the area of the Elkton Boat Ramp. This accident is being investigated by the Elkton Police Department and multiple charges to follow.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol was alerted and spike strips were deployed in the area of exit 1 on HWY 31. Taylor swerved to miss these strips, exiting the roadway, returning back to HWY 31 and exiting southbound on Interstate 65.
The Alabama Highway Patrol and Limestone County Sheriff’s Department took over the pursuit at the Alabama State line.
Limestone County Sheriff’s Office reports that Taylor exited I-65 at MM 354, looping around and began to exit the wrong way utilizing an oncoming traffic ramp striking an elderly couple driving a Dodge Ram head on. The couple sustained minor injuries and were transported to Limestone Athens Hospital for treatment by emergency medical services. After a brief foot chase, Limestone County Deputies placed Taylor into custody.
Taylor is currently in custody in Limestone County Alabama with a $4,500 bond pending evading charges, Felon in Possession of a Handgun and other traffic violations.
Deputies and Investigators with the Giles County Sheriff’s Department have issued multiple warrants for Taylor pending his release from Limestone County to include: Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Evading Arrest, Felon in Possession of a Handgun and Reckless Endangerment.
Elkton Police Department has also issued multiple warrants for Aggravated Assault, Reckless Driving, Vandalism and Leaving the Scene; all related to the motor vehicle accident investigation.
Investigators report one victim who sustained a single gunshot wound to the left upper thigh at the initial scene. Victim was reported to be in stable condition and transported by the Giles County Ambulance Service to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for trauma treatment.
“I would like to commend our Deputies and all agencies involved on a job well done. Officers involved in this incident showed extreme restraint and concern for public safety. Fortunately, school had dismissed for the day and minimal students were on the premises. Multiple School Resource Officers were available to assist and Deputies did not hesitate in responding. This is one less Felon off of our streets, and for that I am extremely pleased in the performance of all officers involved yesterday.” – Sheriff Kyle Helton