Chatsworth man arrested on felony theft charges after high-speed chase in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On February 23rd, 2023, at 9:23 AM, Deputy Smith observed a white in color Acura pass him on Chatsworth Hwy. According to the report, “Deputy Smith watched the vehicle turn right onto 286. The vehicle is registered to Valerie Giddens, who had an outstanding warrant through Whitfield County. As the vehicle was passing, Deputy Smith was able to determine the man who was driving the vehicle was Brandon Lee Moore, 38, of Chatsworth, who also has warrants through Whitfield County. Due to traffic, Deputy Smith was not able to get behind the vehicle right away. Deputy Smith saw the vehicle accelerate at a high rate of speed until he got stuck behind traffic. At this time, Deputy Smith indicated his lights due to Brandon driving at such a high rate of speed. Deputy Smith watched Brandon pull into 432 Lower Dawnville Rd. Once Deputy Smith pulled in behind Brandon, the vehicle accelerated through the carport into the yard and pulled back onto 286 southbound. At this point, Deputy Smith radioed that the vehicle was fleeing from him at a very high rate of speed. Deputy Smith, once getting pulled onto 286, was attempting to catch up to the vehicle. While attempting to catch up to the vehicle, Deputy Smith’s Axon camera recorded that he reached a speed of 86mph.” Once Deputy Smith turned onto Mitchell Bridge Road, the vehicle was about 200 yards in front of him, still accelerating at high rates of speed. Deputy Smith was advised by Sergeant Dalton to discontinue the chase. Deputy Smith obtained warrants on Moore for reckless driving and felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. On March 21st, 2023, Moore was arrested and booked into the Whitfield County Jail on the above-mentioned warrants, along with felony theft by taking and burglary 1st-degree charges.

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