Police Chase From Floyd County Ends In Walker County
May 1st, 2019---2:55 P.M.
A high speed chase through three counties in Northwest Georgia on Tuesday afternoon left a suspect injured after he flipped the white SUV he was driving in Walker County.
The name of the suspect has not been released, but reports indicate that the chase started in Armuchee after police attempted to stop the suspect. The chase continued up Highway 27 through Chattooga County and into Walker County.
Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader said that deputies from his department deployed spike strips north of Trion in an attempt to stop the suspect. Sheriff Schrader said that the vehicle was traveling at speeds over 100 miles per hour. Due to the high rate of speed the spike strips failed to deflate the tires immediately, however the suspect’s tires were punctured and the tires began to lose pressure the further the suspect drove into Walker County.
The chase ended on the LaFayette Bypass with the vehicle leaving the roadway and flipping over. Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in the chase.
Sheriff Schrader said that early reports indicated that the suspect was a violent sexual predator.