NWGA Scanner | June 16th, 2022

Lindale man violently assaults woman and steals her vehicle fleeing from Floyd County police at speeds over 100 mph

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On May 22nd, 2022, at 11:27 PM, Officer J. Wright was dispatched to SR 27N and Turkey Mountain Road for a domestic issue. The victim stated she and Jason Carl Carter, 41, of Lindale, were on their way home. According to the report, She advised the officer Jason had three to four beers. The victim informed the officer while she was driving, Jason was cursing at her and calling her names. Jason reached over and removed the keys to the ignition twice while the victim was driving. Once they entered Turkey Mountain Road, Jason instructed the victim to pull over, so he could relieve himself. Jason reentered the red 2011 Chevy Cruze and continued to scream and yell at her. When she did not respond to Jason, he became enraged and even more upset. Jason then violently assaulted her and placed both his hands around her throat, and started squeezing. The victim advised she was in fear for her life and thought she was going to die.. The victim advised Jason threw her from the driver’s seat and entered the driver’s seat, fleeing toward SR 53. Felony warrants were then issued for Jason, and the vehicle was entered as stolen.
On May 23rd, 2022, at 2:44 hours, Officer Stanfield was patrolling the area of Georgia 53 at Berwin Road when he observed a passenger car traveling South on Georgia 53. Officer Stanfield reported, “[I] activated my left alley light in order to attempt to see what color vehicle it was due to looking for a red Chevy Cruze. [I] did observe the vehicle to be a darker color red and performed a u-turn in order to catch up to the vehicle. [I] did observe the vehicle turning left onto Tift Road from Georgia 53. [I] caught up to the vehicle and turned left onto Tift Road, where [I] observed the vehicle was a red Chevy Cruze with a drive-out tag. Due to the charges of Aggravated Assault and Felony Theft By Taking of a Motor vehicle on the possible driver of the vehicle, [I] initiated a traffic stop in order to stop the vehicle.” Carter continued to drive down Berwin Road at a high rate of speed toward Calhoun Road and failed to stop at the stop sign before turning north onto Calhoun Road. Carter continued to drive at a high rate of speed while disregarding the visible blue lights and siren. According to the report, “Carter traveled at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and at one point was observed traveling at 105 miles per hour. Carter continued past Model High School where he was “straddling” the center lines. Carter then passed a truck in a no-passing zone. At 2:46 AM, Sgt Holbrook advised officers McMeekin to terminate the pursuit due to having the suspect’s information and to take more warrants on him. On June 4th, Carter was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with aggravated assault, theft by taking a motor vehicle, felony fleeing police, speeding, passing in a no-pass zone, stop sign violation, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, and failure to maintain lane.