NWGA Scanner | November 20th, 2022

Rome man arrested after leading Floyd County officer on dangerous pursuit in Rome

According to Floyd County Police Department incident report, On November 1st, 2022, at 3:44 PM, Officer Carrington attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Broad Street and 5th Avenue for an expired tag and no insurance on a 2014 Honda Civic. She initiated her emergency lights and siren. Officer Carrington reported, “The suspect vehicle appeared to be stopping but turned right onto 5th Ave. Where it finally stopped on the 5th Ave bridge. A black male exited out of the passenger side, and at that time, the suspect vehicle sped off in an unsafe and reckless manner.” The driver, later identified as Ja’Darrien Henderson, 22, of Rome, turned left onto West 5th Street, then left onto North 2nd Avenue, where he failed to stop at the red light and almost crashed into another vehicle. Henderson then started driving into oncoming traffic in order to pass other vehicles. Henderson turned right onto South Broad Street, where he continued to travel in the opposite lane of travel. On Myrtle Street, Henderson began passing vehicles in the opposite lane of travel as well as driving recklessly through a construction zone. Henderson sped through several stop sign intersections without stopping. Officer Carrington then terminated the pursuit. Officer Carrington then located the suspect vehicle empty in a church parking lot. Officer Moore and Officer Ribot located Henderson at his home at 422 Branham Avenue. Henderson was transported to the Floyd County Jail and charged with felony fleeing, reckless driving, driving with no insurance, operation of an unregistered vehicle, failure to maintain, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, and improper lane change.