Chatsworth teen arrested after burglarizing house, stealing truck belonging to cancer patient
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report on Friday, January, 3rd 2020, around 12:18 PM, Two deputies were dispatched to an address on East Nance Springs Road in reference to a burglary and a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the complainants about the incident. They went to check on the residence due to the residence not being occupied. The homeowner and hasn't been home due to being in a nursing home with brain cancer. The complainant stated he arrived at the residence around 11:00 AM and noticed the red Ford Ranger truck missing from the front yard. They also noticed several drawers were rummaged through and a window was open and items outside on the ground. The complainant stated the only person he could think of that could have taken the truck and broken into the house was Shadow Ridge Stanley, aka Bobo. They advised Stanley had been coming over to the house to stay with the homeowner. Deputies gave a BOLO on the vehicle to other patrol deputies on the shift. At approximately 1:00 PM that afternoon, Whitfield County Deputy Southern was conducting his regular patrol duties in the area of Brickyard Road and South Dixie Highway when a damaged red Ford Ranger drove by. The truck matched the description of the earlier BOLO given out in reference to a stolen vehicle by deputies. As Deputy Southern pulled out onto Brickyard road behind the Ranger, it immediately sped up and passed another vehicle in a no-passing zone. The roads were wet, and it was raining at the time. Deputy Southern initiated his lights and siren in an attempt to stop the truck. It continued Eastbound on Brickyard Road in excess of 55mph in a 35mph zone. The truck also crossed over the yellow center line while driving. It then turned North onto South Hamilton Street and conducted a U-Turn in the roadway causing oncoming traffic to stop in order to avoid an accident. The truck then turned back West on Brickyard Road, running the stop sign at South Hamilton Street and Brickyard Road. The truck was going too fast for the wet roadway and fishtailed before leaving the roadway and striking a telephone guidewire and a railroad crossing road sign. The driver identified as Shadow Ridge Stanley, 19, of Chatsworth, then exited the truck and ran on foot into the woods. Deputy Southern chased the subject into the woods but lost sight of him due to the poor visibility and distance from the subject. Two Probation Officers arrived at this time and assisted in searching for the subject. Deputy Townsend and Sergeant Pierce were en route as well and began to set a perimeter in the Shady Drive area. Probation Officer Henry Boren then advised that he had a visual on the Stanley running in the woods and that he had taken his black hoodie off and was now wearing a white shirt. Stanley was soon caught, and Deputy Townsend placed him under arrest and transported him back to Deputy Southern's patrol vehicle. The vehicle was confirmed to be the one reported stolen, and the owner was contacted. Dalton Utilities and Whitfield County Road Department will be notified about the damage to the guidewire and road sign. Stanley was then transported to the Whitfield County Jail charged with felony probation violation, burglary (forced entry, dwelling), misdemeanor theft by taking/larceny/pocket picking, misdemeanor probation violation, felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, driving with no insurance, driving without a valid license, duty upon striking a fixed object, failure to stop at a stop sign, driving too fast for conditions, improper U-turns, passing in no-passing zones and operating a motor vehicle with suspended, revolved or cancelled registration.