WILLIAMSON CO. – The identity of a man found dead in the woods following a police chase in Marion last Monday was released by the Williamson County Coroner’s Office, identified as 34-year-old Dewayne Lyerla of Johnston City.
Lyerla was found in a wooded area near Longstreet Rd. after police were called out to a disturbance at a local motel. When officers arrived, two men who were persons of interest in the case fled the scene in a car, with Marion Police following. The vehicle eventually wrecked near the intersection of Route 37 and Longstreet Rd., after the two men left the vehicle on foot. Lyerla was found later in the day by search teams.
The other man remains on the run and the investigation is ongoing.