A burglary suspect was arrested Tuesday after being shot at by a homeowner and a pursuit through Knox County, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Brandon Wang, 26, is accused of breaking into the home of William Brooks on Wayland Road just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. Brooks told deputies he found Wang in his hallway and fired multiple shots at him, resulting in Wang running out of the house to his truck. KCSO said with Brooks firing at him, Wang ran his truck through the garage door, causing major damage before being spotted by patrol officers on Flint Gap Road. A KCSO officer attempted a traffic stop, but Wang allegedly sped away. Officers chased Wang to Thorngrove Pike, John Sevier Highway, and then to what turned out to be the suspect’s address, on Strawberry Plains Pike. KCSO told Local 8 News the suspect drove around his home, spun around and hit a deputy's car head-on. Deputies tased Wang while he struggled with officers trying to remove him from his vehicle. KCSO said officers found what is believed to be 14.3 grams of marijuana in Wang's truck. Wang was evaluated by Rural Metro and taken to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility. He is being held on a $10,000 bond and is charged with simple possession, evading arrest, vandalism, and aggravated burglary. He does not have a criminal history in Knox County.
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