NWGA Scanner | July 20th, 2022

Unlicensed man arrested on a list of charges after fleeing from Dalton police officer on dirt bike

According to a Dalton Police Department incident report, On June 30th, 2022, at1 2:29 AM, Officer Bell was patrolling the area of Selvidge Street and Matilda Street when he observed a dirt bike traveling on the sidewalk southbound on Hamilton Street. According to the report, “The dirt bike also did not have any working head or tail lights.” The officer got behind the dirt bike, which accelerated. Officer Bell reported, “As [I] continued behind the dirt bike, [I] observed the dirt bike turn eastbound onto Waterworks Street. Due to knowing the area, [I] was aware that this road was a dead end. [I] initiated my emergency lights as the dirt bike continued off of the roadway and between a house and wood line. Again, due to my knowledge of the area, [I] was aware that this would put the dirt bike on or near the train tracks. As [I] was giving this information to dispatch, [I] observed the male (later identified as Jeremy Swede Parsons, 26, of Dalton) put the bike down and begin running northbound beside the train tracks.” The officer was able to gain enough ground and catch Jeremy hiding under some brush. The officer took Jeremy to gunpoint and placed him under arrest. Officer Mcbrayer escorted Jeremy out of the wood line. Officer Cook located a black book bag that contained a large number of Tools. Amongst the tools were a Dewalt reciprocating saw and a Dewalt impact drill. Jeremy began claiming that he was homeless and was “Sleeping.” Jeremy would also not give his information. The dirt bike appeared to have been very recently spray painted yellow. Officer Bell reported, “[I] was still able to smell the odor of spray paint coming from the dirt bike. Jeremy was booked into the Whitfield County Jail, charged with obstruction, felony fleeing and eluding, riding on the sidewalk, failure to maintain a lane, driving unlicensed, no insurance, no headlights, no taillights, and reckless driving.