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Two accused of fleeing from officers, throwing saws out of vehicle in Greeneville, Tenn.

Two people were arrested after being accused of robbing an 81-year-old woman at knifepoint, then throwing a gas jug and a saw from a vehicle while being pursued by police.
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Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 10:52 AM EDT
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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Two people were arrested after being accused of robbing an 81-year-old woman at knifepoint, then throwing a gas jug and a saw from a vehicle while being pursued by police Friday morning.

According to GPD, officers tried to pull over a Chevrolet CAS they believed to have been used in an armed robbery and several theft incidents when multiple items were thrown out of the vehicle including a gas jug, a table saw and two power saws.

Officials said the Chevrolet crashed during the pursuit after it left the left side of the road and hit “several railroad ties” and a house.

A passenger was identified as Matthew McNutt of Greeneville and the driver was identified as Chelsea Cutshaw of Greeneville.

According to police, when officers approached the car, Cutshaw ran “into the back wall” of the house, then inside where she was arrested.

Officers said McNutt was taken to the ground during his arrest.

McNutt is charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest. Cutshaw is charged with evading arrest and reckless driving.

Police believe the pair was also involved in a Wednesday robbery on Overlook Drive. Officials said an 81-year-old woman reported being held at knifepoint as a man demanded her purse.

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