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Chattooga County K-9 helps catch wanted Missouri fugitive after chase

According to report from The Summerville News 24-year-old Rockmart woman tried outrunning a Chattooga County deputy on Labor Day, according to Sheriff Mark Schrader. Deputy Alan Garmany noticed a vehicle on Hwy. 27 didn't have a properly working tag light. The deputy tried stopping the vehicle which then turned onto Butler Dairy Road. "It accelerated after he turned on blue lights," Sheriff Schrader said. The chase continued down the curvy rural road until it darted down Spring Creek Road. The sheriff said the chase didn't go too fast because of the curvy roads. Less than a half mile, the vehicle veered into a pasture and then stopped at a wood line. "As he approached the vehicle, the driver's side door was open," the sheriff said. The driver had fled leaving two occupants inside. Deputy Garmany checked on them as more deputies arrived on the scene. Deputy Nick Robinson used his K-9, Kendy, to sniff around for the driver. Kendy quickly discovered the driver laying in the woods. The driver, identified as Emily Annette Baldwin, tried hiding a hypodermic needle underneath herself and allegedly resisted. K-9 Deputy Robinson was able to retrieve the needle, according to the sheriff. As deputies tried to figure out why Baldwin fled from deputies, they discovered she had a felony warrant out of Missouri for her arrest. The sheri said Missouri officials would extradite. Baldwin was arrested for possession of meth, felony fleeing or attempting to elude police officers, possession of drug related objects, willful obstruction of an officer, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to maintain a single lane, reckless driving and violation of a tag light illumination requirement, according to jail reports.