NWGA Scanner | September 22nd, 2021

Tennessee man arrested after fleeing from Gordon County deputy at speeds over 130 mph on I-75

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on September 13th, 2021, at 2:13 PM, Deputy Saylors was on routine patrol when a lookout was dispatched by Gordon County 911 in reference to a speeding/reckless vehicle on I-75 northbound near mile marker 318. According to the report, “The lookout was given to Gordon County 911 by an officer with the Calhoun Police Department. Deputy Saylors drove to the northbound on-ramp at mile marker 318 and parked on the right shoulder, waiting for the lookout vehicle. A short time after parking on the ramp, Deputy Saylors observed a black 2013 Mercedes C25 traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on I-75 in the left-hand lane.” The deputy was able to obtain a speed of 97 mph on the Mercedes. The deputy attempted to catch the speeding vehicle, which then passed a car on the left shoulder in the emergency lane. According to the report, Deputy Saylors activated his emergency lights and siren and continued pursuing the vehicle. Between mile markers 319 and 320, the vehicle made an abrupt lane change to the right and passed several vehicles on the right. Deputy Saylors continued giving chase and caught up to the Once Deputy Saylors got behind the violator vehicle speeds reached approximately 136 miles per hours in a posted 70 mph zone.” The deputy got the Mercedes stopped on the right shoulder of the interstate near 321. The deputy drew his service pistol and performed a felony takedown on the driver, later identified as Wadzanai Mbongeni Nyamuchiwa, 28, of Murfreesboro, TN. Deputy Holley arrived on the scene to assist with taking the Nyamuchiwa into custody. Nyamuchiwa was transported to the Gordon County Jail, charged with speeding, reckless driving, driving in the emergency lane, and fleeing/attempting to elude.