Wanted Dalton man arrested on slew of charges after fleeing traffic stop in Whitfield County
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on June 30th, 2020, a deputy was actively patrolling the area of Cleveland Highway and Williams Road. The deputy saw a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee that returned through NCIC, showing that Tyler Canchola, 20 of Dalton, had an active warrant with the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office. The deputy turned around in an attempt to catch up to the vehicle. The deputy noticed the Jeep was now traveling west on Haig Mill Road. The deputy saw the Jeep fail to maintain it's lane and cross the fog line. The vehicle turned onto Thomas Road as the deputy continued to attempt to catch up. The deputy caught up to the Jeep around the 1600 block of Thomas Road. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on Thomas Road at Williams Road. The driver rolled down the driver's side window while the deputy was approaching the vehicle. The deputy positively identified the driver as Canchola. As the deputy approached the driver's side door, he saw Canchola's hand on the gear shift and asked Canchola to exit his vehicle. Canchola immediately put the vehicle in drive and turned east onto Williams Road. The deputy called out over the radio that the vehicle ran from the traffic stop. The deputy entered his patrol vehicle and turned on his siren to pursue the vehicle. While approaching the red light at Williams Road and Cleveland Highway, the deputy saw the vehicle run the red light heading north on Cleveland Highway at a high rate of speed. The deputy used extreme caution and cleared the intersection heading north on Cleveland Highway. While attempting to catch up to the fleeing vehicle, The deputy's patrol vehicle was traveling at 92 miles per hour and was still unable to catch up to the vehicle. The Lieutenant instructed the deputy to end the pursuit. The deputy immediately cut off his emergency lights and siren. Canchola was booked into the Whitfield County Jail on July 1st for the following charges battery, second-degree criminal damage to property, criminal trespass, improper U-turns, crossing guard line with drugs without consent, failure to obey traffic control devices (running a red light), possession of meth, improper lane change or usage, speeding, felony fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, theft by taking, three counts of failure to maintain lane and two counts of reckless driving. Canchola is currently being held without bond.