May 22nd, 2020 – 11:15 AM
Floyd County Police Department –
(4:00 PM UPDATE)
Dash cam pictures show the driver of the vehicle that was later determined to be stolen from Marietta. If you see the man in the area of the 8400 block, or if you recognize him, please contact this page or 911.
The pursuit of the purple Ford Mustang began around 10 am Friday when an officer observed the Mustang cut off another vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop for officers and a pursuit began. The man is wanted for being in possession of the stolen vehicle, fleeing police and aggravated assault on a police officer.
(Previous Report from WEIS Radio) Cherokee County authorities assisted with a high speed chase, and subsequent search, after the suspect crashed his car into a tree line and then bailed out, fleeing on foot into a heavily wooded area near the Alabama/Georgia line on Friday morning.
According to reports, at one point the suspect was clocked at 107 mph.
Officers with agencies from both states converged on the 8400 block of Blacks Bluff Road in search of a subject, described as being a white male, around six feet, 180 pounds, wearing a hat and a bandana around his neck.
Dogs were reportedly being brought in from Rome to assist in the search, which was taking place inside the Georgia state line. Authorities are still actively searching for the suspect.
The subject was reportedly driving a purple Mustang which had been stolen from Marietta, Georgia.