NWGA Scanner | October 3rd, 2022

Rome couple arrested after high-speed pursuit with Floyd County Police officers

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On September 23rd, 2022, at 11:27 PM, Officer Tetsworth and Officer Evans were traveling north on Hwy 101 and observed a Dodge Charger with a tag light violation. Officer Evans reported, “After running the tag through dispatch, they informed me that the owner of the car (Antoine Henry Flood, 45, of Rome) had a suspended license. At this moment, [I] turned on my blue lights, and the car came to a stop at Old Rockmart Road and Hall Road. PFC Tetsworth was already out of the car, and [I] was halfway out when [I] noticed that the car was not in park. The driver, Antione Flood, stuck his head out of the window and yelled, “what!?” multiple times. [I] then told him to put the car in park. That is when Antione sped off. We then began to chase the suspect for several miles reaching speeds of 70 MPH in a 40 MPH zone. Antoine ran multiple stop signs, including the intersection of Reeceburg and Booze Mtn and the intersection at Reeceburg and Old Rockmart. He also failed to maintain his lane while attempting to elude crossing over the center line.” Antione then fled on foot near a field next to 694 Reeceburg Road. Officers announced themselves as Floyd County Police Officers and ordered him to stop. He did not comply as he entered the woods. Officer Evans reported, “As we are chasing him through the thick vegetation, he fell, and [I] was able to get close to him before he stood up. After he got back onto his feet, [I] caught up to him and [I] tackled him to the ground and [I] wrapped my arms and legs around him to physically restrain him while PFC Tetsworth placed him in handcuffs.” Officers searched Antione and located a bag of marijuana along with a bag of crack cocaine. Officers also found in the vehicle an opened bottle of alcohol and a scale. Floyd County 911 advised officers that Antoine had a suspended license. Officer Evans reported, “Antoine called his girlfriend Leonna Lester, 31, of Silver Creek, to come to get his car because he was going to jail. When she arrived, we ran her through dispatch, and she returned with a felony active warrant from Rome City for probation violation. Antoine and Leonna were both transported to the Floyd County Jail. Antoine was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, willful obstruction or hindrance of firefighter, purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale of marijuana, purchase, possess or have control of controlled substance in schedule I or narcotic in schedule II, open container violation, speeding, failure to maintain lane, stop sign violation, and no tag light.