Rome woman facing several felony charges after Sundays chase from Floyd ends in Chattooga County
According to an incident report, Floyd County family members asked law enforcement to check the mental wellbeing of a female identified as Emily Elizabeth Shelton, 46 of Rome who was driving a green 2011 Subaru Outback. Two Floyd County Police officers spotted the vehicle and attempted to make contact. Floyd County Police officer got out and in the process of walking to her vehicle, she struck the officer's patrol vehicle with him standing near. Shelton took off speeding away from the traffic stop. Shelton struck the Floyd County officer’s patrol car once again while fleeing. The pursuit continued northbound on Highway 27. Floyd County contacted and notified The Georgia State Patrol and The Chattooga County Sheriff's Office. Two troopers responded to the area to assist with the pursuit. Recently promoted Corporal Deputy Nicole Sprague happened to be patrolling on the south end of Chattooga County in Gore area when they were notified of the chase. Corporal Sprague quickly positioned herself near the Gore Fire Hall on Highway 27. She grabbed her spike strips from her trunk and waited for the high-speed pursuit to deflate the Subaru’s tires to keep Shelton from continuing into Summerville. The deployment was very successful with twelves spikes going into three of the four tires. Shortly after Shelton stopped near the Gore gas stations where officers attempted to take her into custody she then sped off again. Georgia State Trooper Dexter Mitchell was coming down Taylors Ridge south on Highway 27 when Shelton slammed head-on into his Patrol vehicle. Shelton then drove around the Georgia State Patrol vehicle where Trooper Doug Shamblin who had recently join the pursuit performed a PIT maneuver to end the dangerous pursuit. The Subaru spun out into the ditch on the northbound side of Highway 27. According to the Georgia State Patrol, they will have charges in Shelton as well. Shelton was booked into the Floyd County Jail by Floyd County Police on charges of aggravated assault, attempting to elude police, speeding, driving without license, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, interference with government property, felony obstruction, and probation violation.