Wanted felon arrested after high-speed chase ends in crash Sunday morning in Walker County
According to a Walker County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, at 9:19 AM, Deputy Herpst was traveling north on Highway 27, when he observed a 2001 Yamaha YZF traveling southbound. The deputy recognized the bike from an unrelated call last week where the suspect identified as Zaakari Scott Webb, 47 of Rising Fawn, fled on foot from an officer after overdosing on narcotics. The suspect also was known to have several outstanding warrants in three bordering counties and is on the run from law enforcement. The deputy turned around in an attempt to catch up to the motorcycle on Highway 27 southbound. The deputy caught up to the motorcycle at the intersection of Highway 27 at Lee Gordon Mill Road in Chickamauga and attempted to stop the motorcycle. The deputy gave the TN tag number to Walker 911, and it returned not on file. The bike turned west on Lee Gordon Mill Road and failed to stop for deputy. The bike then turned north on Bush Rod Johnson Ave and began accelerating back toward Highway 27. The deputy advised Walker 911 that he was in pursuit of the motorcycle and activated his siren. Webb failed to stop for the stop sign and turned back northbound on Highway 27, accelerating to 114 mph. The deputy reported that the traffic was very light, and the roadway was dry during the pursuit. Webb continued northbound at speeds over 140 mph and then crossed over accelerating northbound in the southbound lane. Webb continued northbound in the southbound lanes at speeds over 140 mph until he reached the intersection at Mimosa Lane. The deputy reported that during the period of time the offender was traveling in the southbound going northbound, he only observed four vehicles who pulled over quickly in a safe manner and were not placed in harm's way. Webb made a right turn off Highway 27 onto Mimosa Lane and continued to McFarland Gap Road. At the intersection, Webb turned northbound, failing to stop at the stop sign. Webb accelerated north and turned right onto Catherine Street. Webb then made a left turn going westbound on Highway 2, failing to stop at the stop sign. Webb accelerated to 150 mph westbound on Highway 2 until reaching the intersecting at Highway 193 in Flintstone. The deputy reported it appeared Webb was attempting to turn northbound on Highway 193, and as the Webb went to make the turn, he was on the shoulder of the roadway. The deputy pulled past the rear tire of Webb's bike at the same time the offender pulled his bike back into the right lane and struck the right front bumper of the deputy's 2018 dodge charger patrol vehicle with the rear tire of the motorcycle. This caused Webb to lose control and flip the motorcycle to the edge of the roadway. The speed at the time of the accident was reported less than two mph, according to the report. Webb jumped to his feet with his helmet still on and was assisted by the deputy to the ground where he was placed in handcuffs. Webb stated that he had injuries to his lower back and back of his neck. Puckett EMS arrived and transported the Webb to Memorial Georgia to be checked out. The crash was worked by Georgia State Patrol SFC Buckner. Walker 911 advised Webb's driving status returned revoked habitual violator in Georgia. At 2:26 PM Webb was checked and released from CHI and was transported to the Walker County Jail. The suspect returned wanted out of Dade County and Catoosa County for felonies. Webb also wanted out of Chattooga County for probation violation. Webb also had several local Walker County warrants. Webb was booked into the Walker County Jail charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense, no insurance, driving while license suspended or revoked (felony) 4th or subsequent offense, habitual violator, concealing identity of a vehicle, failure to obey stop sign or yield after stopping, reckless driving x2, improper lane change/failure to maintain lane x2, and hold for the felony warrants. Last year Webb pleaded guilty to shoplifting, fleeing or attempting to elude officers, reckless driving, speeding and driving with a revoked driver’s license. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail, a year of probation and fined $250, according records.