High speed chase ends with arrest
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On Friday at approximately 11:45 a.m., a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy met with the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force in regard to multiple subjects possibly at the Courtesy Inn in Cartersville.

According to the incident report, the subjects were wanted through Floyd County for multiple offenses, including aggravated assault on a peace officer as well as felony drug and gun charges. The report also states the subjects had previously fled from officers and had been found to be in possession of firearms and narcotics.

At approximately 11:55 a.m., while staged at a gas station across from the inn, the deputy observed a gold Nissan Sentra, which he was advised was related to the subjects, exit the inn’s parking lot and travel south toward downtown Cartersville on Ga. Highway 411. After attempting to initiate a traffic stop, the deputy reported the Nissan accelerated to a high rate of speed and the deputy pursued the vehicle.

The deputy stated while approaching Peeples Valley Road, he was traveling at 100 mph and was unable to catch up with the Nissan. He stated the Nissan slowed at the intersection of Ga. Highway 411 at Ga. Highway 20 prior to turning left on Highway 20. The deputy pursued the Nissan until it approached the Interstate 75 southbound ramp, during which the Nissan lost control and stopped on a raised median near the ramp.

The sole male occupant exited the Nissan and fled on foot toward the Cracker Barrel, according the report. After pursuing the subject on foot, the subject fell to the ground. The deputy stated he commanded the subject to show his hands, and after observing a knife in the subject’s pocket and the subject not showing his hands after repeated warnings of being tased, the deputy tased the subject in the back.

The suspect was placed under arrest for fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving and speeding above fixed limits. Dispatch confirmed the suspect, who was later identified as Donald Christopher Davis, was wanted through Floyd County for cruelty to children, and after meeting with a Floyd Metro Police agent, the agent confirmed to the deputy that Davis had multiple outstanding felony warrants.

After being cleared of injuries by Bartow County Emergency Medical Service, Davis was transported to the jail without incident.

Missing Atlanta woman found in Bartow

On Friday at approximately 11:30 p.m., a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a Ga. Highway 20 location in reference to locating a missing woman previously reported out of Atlanta.

Upon arrival, the deputy met with the woman who advised she had been reported missing by her husband three days ago. The report states she advised the deputy that she suffered from bipolar disorder and anxiety and she had parked her car near the Red Top Mountain Road exit on Interstate 75.

The report states a Georgia Crime Information Center she had been reported missing by the Atlanta Police Department and the deputy contacted her husband. The woman reportedly had a series of cuts, scrapes and scratches on both feet, hands, arms and shoulders. When asked how she got the the scratches, she replied, “Oh, I’ve been walking in the bushes,” the report stated.

EMS arrived on scene and she was transported to Cartersville Medical Center.