Man arrested on cruelty to children charges after 100 MPH chase with small kids on I-75
According to a Gordon County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Friday, May 29th, 2020, at approximately 12:09 AM, Deputy Baldwin with Gordon County Sheriff's Office Uniform Patrol Division was notified by Gordon County E-911 that Whitfield County Sheriff's Office was in pursuit of a 2020 black Nissan SUV with a New York license plate. Deputy Baldwin was on Interstate 75 southbound approaching exit 318, Resaca, Gordon County, Georgia, when the SUV later identified to be driven by Montrell Crumsey, 37 of Griffin, GA, passed him at a high rate of speed. The deputy activated his emergency equipment. Crumley continued south on I- 75 at speeds over 100 miles per hour. The vehicle changed into the center lane without using a turn signal. Crumsey then made an erratic movement into the far left lane. The vehicle weaved in and out of traffic from the far right to the left lane at speeds over 100 mph crossing the fog line multiple times. Adairsville Police Department Officer Cadle deployed spike strips hitting both front tires of the vehicle, at mile marker 305 of I-75. The deputy pulled up on the left side of the vehicle, and Sgt. Flipped pulled up to the right side and hit the car in the right rear quarter panel. Crumsey then slammed on the brakes, and the vehicle came to a stop at mile marker 304. The deputy exited his patrol vehicle and drew his department-issued service weapon and gave the driver and passenger loud verbal commands to put their hands in the air. Crumsey notified the deputy that there were two juveniles in the car. Crumsey was ordered out of the vehicle by the Sgt., and he complied and was taken in to custody without incident. The female passenger was then detained without incident. The juveniles, a one-year-old and a 4-year-old, were in the back seat. Crumsey stated that he only ran because he did not have a driver's license. Crumsey had over $8,000 in U.S currency on him, which was returned to Crumsey at the jail. The counting of the currency was captured on a deputy body camera. The female was released and was transported to Motel 6 with the two children on Highway 53 in Calhoun, Georgia. Crumsey was transported to the Gordon County Jail without incident. Crumsey was charged with two counts of cruelty to children, reckless driving, fleeing and attempting to elude, improper lane change, failure to maintain lane.