According to Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship, Centre Officers were involved in a short chase Thursday morning after Officer Seth Rochester discovered that he was given false information following a motor vehicle accident investigation occurring on Wednesday.
After Officer Rochester discovered that he was provided false information from one of the subjects involved in the accident he began looking for the suspect that was later identified as 52 year old Toni Udden.
Rochester was made aware of her whereabouts and also learned she was in the process of fleeing further questioning by police.
Rochester requested assistance from Cherokee County Deputies to be in the area of where the suspect would be at.
Upon arriving to the location of where Udden was, Officer Rochester learned that the suspect had left the residence. The information was put out regarding what type of vehicle Udden was driving.
Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office, Chief Kirk Blankenship, and Inv. Randy Mayorga also joined in the search.
Udden was later spotted by Inv. Mayorga on Highway 411 North where he then initiated his emergency lights. Udden initially refused to stop before finally pulling over shortly before the Alabama/Georgia Line where she was then placed into custody, and later transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center and charged with Obstruction of Justice, and Fleeing/Attempting to Elude.
As of Friday, Udden remains in the jail on a $5,500 bond.
Chief Kirk Blankenship would like to extend his appreciation to the members of the C.C.S.O. in their assistance with Officer Rochester’s case investigation.