Wanted Cleveland TN man arrested after 100 mph chase early Monday morning in Whitfield County
According to a Whitfield County sheriff's Office incident report, on Monday, January 20th, 2020, at approximately 04:55 AM, Whitfield County Sheriff Deputy Pack and Sgt. Dalton were sitting stationary at Northwest High School's entrance. Deputies were in the area due to several mailboxes being damaged earlier in the morning. Deputy Pack noticed a 2004 Acura driven by Christopher Keon Ferrell, 31, of Cleveland, Tennessee, drastically reduce speed while traveling west on Tunnel Hill Varnell Road. Deputy Pack pulled out and began to follow the vehicle. According to the report, "As Deputy Pack topped the hill, just west of Northwest High School, he noticed that the vehicle had accelerated and made a quick turn onto Lake Kathy Road." The vehicle turned down Oscar Nance Road and began traveling at a high rate of speed. Deputy Pack lost sight for a moment but saw its tail lights going towards the dead-end of Colston Lane. The deputy turned down Colston Lane and suddenly noticed headlights coming at him at a high rate of speed. Ferrell traveled onto the wrong side of the road nearly striking the deputy's patrol vehicle. The deputy had to swerve out of the way. With emergency equipment activated, the deputy turned around in an attempt to catch back up to the car. They briefly lost sight of the vehicle until Lt. Lowery, who was in the area of Timberghost Road and Reed Road, spotted it. Lt. Lowery activated her emergency equipment and pursued the vehicle, which continued to flee at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued south on Reed Road with speeds in excess of 100 mph. The report said that Ferrell was very reckless. The driver crashed into an embankment after misjudging the sharp the curve on Crow Valley Road. Deputies performed a felony traffic stop and took Ferrell into custody without further incident. After running Christopher Ferrell's information through Whitfield County 911, it was confirmed that he had a suspended drivers licenses as well as a warrant for his arrest through both Cohutta Police Department and Dekalb County Georgia. The Georgia State Patrol worked the vehicle crash. Ferrell was booked into the Whitfield County Jail charged with failure to maintain lane, failure to maintain lane, wrong side of road, speeding, reckless driving, driving while license suspended, and felony fleeing/attempting to elude.