Note: This story corrects the spelling of the suspect’s name, per new information from state police.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An hours-long standoff came to an end around midnight on Friday after a suspect was taken into custody.
Part of I-40 in Fayette County was shut down for nearly six hours due to a police stop.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol received a Be on the Lookout, known as BOLO, for a Chevrolet Silverado on Thursday afternoon.
State Troopers attempted to initiate a stop once they located the Chevrolet but the driver fled, according to the release.
The driver, who was later identified as Marlin McCrory, led them on a chase until troopers placed down spikes, disabling the vehicle on I-40 near exit 42, official said.
THP reported the interstate closure at 6:30 p.m.
Billy Mount, a witness at the scene, told WREG he was driving near a truck on I-40 near Somerville that had four flat tires on it when troopers pulled in, blocked traffic and surrounded the truck.
Police say McCrory began making threats towards himself with a weapon, causing troopers to back away.
Mount said a trooper came over to his car and asked him to turn his headlights off because they were conducting an operation. The trooper then told him the truck was stolen and the man in the truck had a firearm.
Negotiators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol were requested to get McCrory to exit the vehicle. The negotiations lasted several hours.
The standoff lasted for six hours before McCrory was taken into custody by special units from Shelby County Sheriffs and the Germantown Police Department.
McCrory was transferred to the hospital for medical evaluation and minor injuries, officials say.
McCrory was charged with felony assault, evading arrest, felon in possession of a firearm, and theft of property.