Loudon County deputies: shoplifting report leads to chase on Interstate 75

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- According to Loudon County deputies, Interstate 75 is back open after a brief chase.

Investigators say it started with a shoplifting call from a business. The suspect, Dusty Qualls, drove away and got on I-75 for about six miles. He was stopped when deputy cruisers boxed him in.

That's when, deputies say, Qualls tried to run away. He was caught and taken into custody.

Deputies learned Qualls is wanted out of Rhea County on burglary charges.