NWGA Scanner | November 10th, 2021

Rome man arrested after pursuit of stolen motorcycle from Gordon County ends in Polk County

According to a press release from the Polk County Police Department, on November 9th, 2021, Patrol Officers with the Uniformed Patrol Division were dispatched to the area of Highway 101 in reference to another agency in pursuit of a motorcycle with a male subject on it. The pursuit began in Gordon County, and then swapped over to Floyd County. As the pursuit continued through Floyd County, Floyd County terminated the pursuit near the Polk County Line. Officers with B Shift spotted the motorcycle in the area of Highway 101 near the City Limits of Rockmart. The motorcycle continued to drive erratically, until our Officers hit their emergency equipment. The motorcycle initially failed to yield to our Patrol Officers, but eventually came to a stop near the intersection of Highway 101 / Highway 278 (near Bojangles). Upon the conclusion of the traffic stop, it was determined that the motorcycle was stolen. Tyler L. Roden, 28, of Rome, Georgia was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Roden also had warrants out of other jurisdictions. Suspected Marijuana and Methamphetamine were also located during the traffic stop. Polk County Police Department said, “We would like to thank the Rockmart Police Department with their assistance in closing down intersections during this traffic stop. Public safety is paramount during incidents like these.”