Cherokee County authorities assisted with a high speed chase, and subsequent search, after the suspect crashed his car into a tree line and then bailed out, fleeing on foot into a heavily wooded area near the Alabama/Georgia line on Friday morning.
According to reports, at one point the suspect was clocked at 107 mph.
Officers with agencies from both states converged on the 8400 block of Blacks Bluff Road in search of a subject, described as being a white male, around six feet, 180 pounds, wearing a hat and a bandana around his neck.
Dogs were reportedly being brought in from Rome to assist in the search, which was taking place inside the Georgia state line. Authorities are still actively searching for the suspect.
The subject was reportedly driving a purple Mustang which had been stolen from Marietta, Georgia.
We’ll have additional information as it becomes available.