NWGA Scanner | February 22nd, 2021

Florida man arrested after 130 mph multi-state pursuit ends in Floyd County

According to Cherokee County Alabama Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, a deputy had attempted to stop a black Dodge Charger for traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 411 on Saturday, February 13th, 2021. The driver sped away, passing other motorists on double-yellow lines. Floyd County Police and Cave Spring Police Departments were notified and assisted with the pursuit as it entered Georgia. According to Floyd County reports, Anthony Lee Stewart, 35, of Miami, Florida, was clocked at 130 mph as he crossed the state line. Stewart drove into the Cave Spring City Limits at 117 mph, almost striking the Cave Spring Police Chief, who was on the opposite side of the road. Stewart lost control of his vehicle and then fled on foot. During a search of the vehicle, methamphetamine and alcohol were located. Stewart was identified as the man who was driving the vehicle. He was later arrested in the area of Old Cedartown Road and Park Street at around noon on Valentine’s Day. Stewart was booked into the Floyd County Jail charged with fleeing or attempting to elude, obstruction of officers, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, driving with a suspended license, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug-related objects.