NWGA Scanner | February 27th, 2022

Chatsworth man arrested after ramming patrol vehicle sparking high-speed chase in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on February, 10th, 2022, at 10:55 AM, Deputy Carter was dispatched to an address on Miracle Drive for a possible burglary in progress. According to the report, “The caller was the owner of this address. He advised that there was a vehicle in the drive way and that it did not belong there. Deputy Carter arrived on scene and made contact with three vehicles in the roadway out in front of the address at Miracle Drive. Deputy Carter pulled up to the vehicle in the middle of the three vehicles, where everyone was standing. While Deputy Carter was pulling up, a white skinny male was walking back toward the car in the front of the line. The male was later identified as Alex Howard Walker, 30, of Chatsworth. Deputy Carter put his vehicle in reverse to park his patrol vehicle in front of the vehicle that Alex was walking toward. Deputy Carter parked his patrol vehicle approximately five feet from in front of Alex’s vehicle. Deputy Carter attempted to exit his vehicle but Alex accelerated and struck Deputy Carter’s vehicle in the front driver side head light area.” The deputy Carter pursued the vehicle on Miracle Drive northbound. The chase went north on Miracle Drive for approximately 1.1 miles at a high rate of speed. Deputy Carter observed the vehicle failing to maintain its lane. The vehicle turned into 171 Miracle Drive and did not use its turn signal. The vehicle sped up the driveway and partially through the yard. The vehicle crashed into the brick steps going into the house and Alex exited his vehicle. According to the report, “Alex ran to the rear of his vehicle and was digging in the front of his waist band. Deputy Carter was able to exit his vehicle and chase Alex on foot through the woods. Deputy Carter chased Alex over to Crider Road (north east of the original location). Tunnel Hill Police Chief T. Rider and Tunnel Hill Police Officer T. Williams were able to locate Alex in the area of Fellowship Baptist Church on Crider Road. Both Tunnel Hill officers chased Alex through the woods north bound and eventually caught him without incident.” While searching Alex a black zipper bag with a meth smoking device inside of it was found. Deputy Carter conducted a probable cause search on the vehicle located multiple items that did not belong to Alex. Deputy W. Townsend transported Alex to the Whitfield County Jail, where he was charged with aggravated assault on an officer engaged in duties (weapon), first-degree criminal damage to private property, possession of meth, possession and use of drug-related objects, felony failure to appear, misdemeanor willful obstruction of law officers. driving without a valid license, felony fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, hit and run and improper lane change or usage. The deputy spoke with the owner who explained that he had been experiencing a number of break ins at his house.