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Tenn. man runs from deputies, still at large


Police are searching for a Weakley County, Tenn. man who led them on a pursuit and is still at large.

Colito Mussolini has arrest warrants for fleeing and evading 1st degree and wanton endangerment 1st degree from Graves County. He also has sexual assault charges pending in Marshall County, deputies said.

According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, deputies and Kentucky State Police were called to at home Monday around 1:30 a.m. in the area of Route 381 and 97 in Sedalia with reports of a possible burglary.

Deputies say they saw two vehicles driving slowly in the area and tried to stop a pickup truck. The driver, Colito Mussolini refused to stop, according to deputies.

Mussolini also tried to ram a Weakley County deputy's car during the pursuit, according to the sheriff's office.

Police pursued Mussolini for 30 minutes until he ran his truck into a soybean field on Buck Mason and Holiday Road in Weakley County. Mussolini then ran off, police said.

Deputies say it is possible Mussolini was trying to kidnap his 3 children who were placed into foster care in the Sedalia area close to the home were the burglary reports came.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone to report any suspicious vehicles in the area of the 4-way in Sedalia. Mussolini may be driving a green Chevy Blazer with Tennessee plates, said police.

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