UPDATE: Officer Back To Work After Madison Co Chase

State trooper Jerry Hudson is back to work after he suffered a minor injury while chasing a suspect.

State police, Madison County Sheriff deputies and Richmond Police all were in pursuit of Johnny Owens on Sunday around noon.

According to state police, Owens was speeding near mile marker 86 on I-75.  They said Owens took law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended in a Richmond neighborhood.

Troopers said Owens blew through stop signs and passed cars in no passing zones during the chase.

Police said Owens hit a curb on Magnolia Drive and his tire went flat.  He then proceeded to run on foot, according to state police.

Troopers said he jumped two fences before he was caught behind a home.

Hudson cut both of his hands on the second fence and was treated at Baptist Health, according to state police.

Owens will face nine charges including possession of synthetic marijuana, paraphernalia, driving under the influence, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police and disregarding stop signs.

Owens’ passenger, Natasha Johnson was arrested for public intoxication.

State police said they believe the pair were under the influence of the synthetic marijuana they found in the car.  Troopers said they are still waiting on the results of the drug test.

Both Owens and Johnson are being held at the Madison County Detention Center.

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