NWGA Scanner | July 17th, 2021
According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021, at approximately 1:40 PM, Deputy M.B. Massingill with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Community Crime Prevention Unit was parked in the parking lot of Plainville City Hall when he observed a black 2001 Harley Davidson fail to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of York Drive and Earl Street. Deputy Massingill got behind the driver of the motorcycle and activated his emergency equipment. The motorcyclist, later identified as Charles Lex Floyd, 63, of Plainville, signaled that he was turning left on Hammond Drive. According to the report, “Deputy Massingill was unsure if he was going to pull over until they both turned on Hammond Drive, and he increased the speed and failed to stop. Deputy Massingill advised E-911 that he would be in pursuit of the motorcycle and gave a description.” Floyd became very reckless and ran through the stop sign at the end of Hammond Drive while turning left onto Scott Drive. Floyd almost lost control and had to put his foot down on the ground to stop from crashing. According to the report, “Floyd then made a right hand turn onto York Drive. Deputy Massingill continued behind Floyd until they approached the dead end. Floyd then left the roadway and drove south, parallel to the train tracks on the large rocks. Deputy Massingill and Sgt. Powell gave chase on foot until the motorcycle pulled away completely.” Deputy Massingill observed Floyd exit the train tracks and turn right onto Legg Road. Both Deputies responded to the area and located the motorcycle along with the helmet lying in the woods. A K-9 track was performed, and a perimeter of the wooded area was set in place. According to the report, “Later that day, Deputy Massingill saw Floyd in front of his house in the yard. Deputy Massingill made eye contact with Floyd, and he turned around and tried to run back into his residence. Floyd was taken into custody and asked about the pursuit. Floyd replied, “that wasn’t me. Someone stole my motorcycle.” Floyd was transported to the Gordon County Jail, charged with felony fleeing and eluding, failure to stop at a stop sign, suspended license, no insurance, and reckless driving.