NWGA Scanner | July 14th, 2021

Wanted motorcyclist arrested after early morning high-speed pursuit Saturday ends in Walker County

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on July 10th, 2021, at approximately 2:30 AM, Corporal Cunningham observed a 2001 red Yamaha motorcycle traveling on Holcomb Road. According to the report, “Corporal Cunningham checked the motorcycle with his in-car radar at 72 mph. The speed limit on Holcomb Road is 30 mph. Corporal Cunningham activated his emergency lights and siren to conduct a traffic stop.” The motorcyclist, later identified as Casey Wayne Carlton, 34, of LaFayette, slowed down and looked back at Corporal Cunningham. Casey approached Poplar Springs Road and turned left onto Poplar Springs Road. According to the report, Casey sped up and began fleeing from Corporal Cunningham.” The deputy notified dispatch he was in pursuit with the motorcyclist and requested a separate (CTAC) channel. Casey continued to flee and then turned south on Three Notch Road. According to the report, “Casey was traveling approximately 40 to 50 miles per hour over the posted speed limit and driving with no regard for other motorists. Casey ran numerous stop signs and was driving on the wrong side of the road at times. Casey turned south onto Long Hollow Road and then left on Kay Conley Road. Casey then turned on to Beaumont Road and then Highway 95.” Walker County Sheriffs Office Deputy Holland then joined the pursuit as the second unit. Casey then turned south on Highway 151. According to the report, “Corporal Cunningham observed the motorcycle slow down to approximately 20 mph, and the motorcycle had turned all the lights out on the motorcycle and that Casey was in the opposite lane of travel. Corporal Cunningham pulled up beside the motorcycle and told Casey to stop. Corporal Cunningham had to tell Casey numerous times to stop the motorcycle. Corporal Cunningham exited his patrol vehicle, and Casey was still on the motorcycle. Corporal Cunningham pushed Casey off the motorcycle.” Casey was then placed under arrest and placed in the rear seat of his patrol vehicle. NCIC showed Casey’s license was suspended and that he had valid warrants through Walker County for fleeing. Casey was transported to the Catoosa County Jail, charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, driving on the right side of roadway, speeding, reckless driving, and felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.