Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputy was involved in a pursuit during the early morning hours on Friday. Chief Deputy Josh Summerford said that the incident began at around 1:40 a.m.
The deputy responded to a residence on County Road 126 with in response to a subject that was parked in a driveway and had an amount of what appeared to be synthetic marijuana all over the car.
While dealing with this subject a truck pulled in the driveway and once they noticed a patrol car they began to back out immediately after the officer was motioning with a flashlight for them to pull closer.
At that point, the deputy began to walk towards the vehicle as the driver started spinning tires trying to get out. The deputy returned to his car and initiated a pursuit.
The deputy caught up to the vehicle at County Road 185 and chased the vehicle to County Road 8 past Salem Church to County Road 45 to Highway 278 to Piedmont where Piedmont PD joined in and also failed an attempt at stop sticks.
Officers continued to Vigo Road where the vehicle turned into a driveway behind a home and officers pursued them into a corn field where after several minutes officers temporarily lost sight of them and they exited the field and crashed into a ditch while trying to get back into the road.
The driver left the vehicle on foot and could not be located. Piedmont Police contacted a Calhoun County tracking K-9 but were not successful.
Charges against are pending against the driver.