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Former Rome resident arrested following police chase in Alabama

December 18, 2018--10:26 a.m.


A former Rome resident is in the Cherokee County, Alabama Detention Center, facing a long list of charges following a high-speed chase Monday afternoon.

The pursuit began on Highway 278 in the southeastern portion of the county when Sheriff’s Office Deputies attempted to pull the vehicle over; however, the driver chose to flee and the chase eventually ran for more than 20 minutes, until law enforcement was forced to deploy spike strips in an effort to slow the vehicle.

The chase finally came to an end when the suspect crashed on Old LaDiga Road.

Investigators seized over two ounces of methamphetamine a quantity of marijuana, several unlawful pills, and an AK-style rifle.

40-year old James Kyle Clark is charged with three counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, trafficking amphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing or attempting to elude, illegal possession of a firearm, failure to appear in court on a previous charge of possession of a short barrel shotgun, failure to stop at a stop sign, improper passing and lane usage, and speeding.