Greene County police looking for kidnapping suspect

    Scott Dallas Burger is currently charged with one count of aggravated assault after a Tuesday morning incident in Greene County, Tennessee. He is currently being sought in the area of Jearoldstown Rd. (GCSO / M. Lucas, WCYB)<p>{/p}

    UPDATE, 3:05 p.m.

    Rainy weather has grounded a helicopter search for Scott Dallas Burger- the suspect wanted in Greene County following a Tuesday morning incident that ended near Jearoldstown Road.

    Sheriff Pat Hankins says Burger could now be in Washington County, Tennessee after hours of talking to the suspect on a cell phone.

    Investigators have been trying to pinpoint Burger's location since he reportedly stabbed his girlfriend and tried to flee the area.

    News 5's Mike Lucas will have the latest details in the search for Burger later this evening. Updates will continue on and on our social media platforms.


    UPDATE, 2: 30 p.m.

    Sheriff Pat Hankins has named the suspect in Tuesday morning's kidnapping and stabbing as Scott Dallas Burger. He is currently charged with one count of aggravated assault.

    He is currently being sought by Greene County authorities and was last seen in the area of Jearoldstown Rd. off of Interstate 81's Exit 50


    A suspect is on the loose following a kidnapping incident in Greene County, Tennessee Tuesday morning.

    Sheriff Pat Hankins told News 5's Mike Lucas that the case began just after 6:30 a.m. when the male suspect took his girlfriend by force at an undisclosed location.

    The man's vehicle was recovered on Highway 107 and the female victim was recovered by officers near Jearoldstown Road. Hankins said the man then went into the woods in that area and is still on the loose. He is considered armed and dangerous.

    Hankins confirmed that the female was treated by paramedics after being stabbed in the hand by the suspect.

    The suspect was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue shorts and tennis shoes. Anyone with information on the suspect can call (423) 798-1800.

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