Burglary suspect arrested after brief chase with deputy ends in crash with porch
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Sunday, March 1st, 2020, at approximately 11:10 PM, a deputy observed a gold Tahoe being followed by a black Pontiac G5, both traveling south on Glenwood Avenue from GA-3. The deputy observed the Tahoe weaving and riding the outside white line. The deputy was able to get behind the Tahoe prior to it turning onto Mitchell Street. The Pontiac turned behind the deputy onto Mitchell Street as well. The deputy believed the Pontiac was acting as a blocker vehicle to keep law enforcement from getting behind the Tahoe. The deputy suspected the driver of the Tahoe to possibly be under the influence. After the deputy activated his blue lights, the Tahoe accelerated rapidly in an attempt to elude. The deputy advised dispatch of a chase in progress and activated his siren. The Tahoe reached speeds over 60 mph in a 25 mph zone. The Tahoe turned left onto Avenue E and immediately pulled into the first apartment complex on the right. The Tahoe circled the complex and turned left onto Avenue E. The Tahoe traveled through the stop sign while turning left onto Mitchell Street. The Tahoe turned left onto Avenue F, continuing to flee. The Tahoe turned into the parking area, and through the grass, at 924 Avenue F. The deputy anticipated the Tahoe circling the complex as it had on Avenue E. The deputy observed the Tahoe had crashed into the porch of apartment A at 924 Avenue F. The driver door was open and no one was in the vehicle. The deputy could smell a strong odor of marijuana while searching the vehicle. There was a burnt marijuana cigarette in an ashtray. A sergeant arrived on the scene to assist. The deputy advised other responding units that the offender may have gotten into the Pontiac due to the manner in which they were traveling. The registered owner of the Pontiac was Shamair Dixon. The deputy found a blue cell phone on the ground between 924 and 926 Avenue F. The deputy opened the phone and found a Google login for Kevin Robertson. The sergeant advised units that Shamair and Kevin had been offenders in a drug case he worked in the past. The deputy was made aware that Kevin had active Burglary and Probation warrants. The deputy also discovered that Kevin's license was suspended. The registration to the Tahoe was suspended, as well. Kevin was arrested after being found under a house on Park Creek Drive. Kevin stated that an unnamed male was driving and fled due to the marijuana cigarette. The deputy already knew that Kevin was driving due to statements from Shamair's. Kevin advised Deputy Millsaps that the male jumped out of the vehicle prior to it crashing. Kevin finally admitted he was driving after being questioned further. The deputy advised Kevin that he also had warrants, which did not seem to surprise Kevin. The deputy concluded that Kevin was fleeing due to his warrants, license status, and the marijuana. Kevin Maurice Robertson, 40, of Pelham Georgia was booked into the Whitfield County jail charged fleeing to elude (felony), reckless driving, failure to stop at stop sign, too fast for conditions, driving while license suspended, suspended registration, and duty upon striking fixed object.