More details emerge about 3-county chase in stolen police car

by SpeedLux

A male who was shot two times by authorities deals with charges related to stealing a Bartow County deputy’s patrol vehicle, officials stated Sunday. We reported this event earlier, but this time, more details have been emerged.

Everything began when deputies reacted to a 911 call about a man breaking into vehicles along Arrington Road in Acworth Saturday night, Georgia Bureau of Investigation representative Scott Dutton stated.

While a deputy was talking to Lorenzo Leon Taylor, 32, of Mississippi, a witness came up to the deputy with additional information about a suspect seen going into vehicles in the area, Dutton said.

That’s when Dutton stated that Taylor made his move and jumped in the deputy’s cruiser, which had a cops rifle inside.

The GBI does not believe the witness was involved and he had no association with Taylor, Dutton stated.

Taylor then made law enforcement on a chase through 3 counties.

After stop sticks in the road cannot stop the driver, police car attempted to box in the stolen automobile, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office representative Lt. Jay Baker stated.

“They needed to ram him to get him to stop,” Baker stated.

About 8:20 p.m., officers drew out the theft constable’s vehicle at Highway 92 and Dixie Drive in Cherokee County.

Dozens of authorities automobiles were harmed and deputies fired shots when Taylor drove the stolen vehicle in the instructions of other officers, Dutton said.

As officers aimed to take Taylor into custody, he nabbed one of the Bartow deputy’s guns far from him, Dutton said.

They took on and Tasered Taylor, ultimately getting the deputy’s weapon away from him without shooting added shots.

One officer suffered small injuries during the chase.

Taylor had two gunshot injuries when he was arrested, but taken to a health center in stable condition. After becoming combative toward medical staff and deputies, Taylor was once again stunned with a Taser and after that sedated, Dutton said.

Proof revealed Taylor attempted unsuccessfully to eliminate the cops rifle from the stolen patrol automobile, Dutton stated. He deals with service charges connected to the event.

The GBI stated after its investigation, the Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office will examine the case.

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