Wanted felon arrested after pursuit of stolen truck ends in crash Wednesday in Rossville
According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020, at approximately 2:15 PM, Rossville Police Department Officer Forrest attempted to stop a stolen black Chevrolet Silverado on Leinbach Road. The Chevrolet didn't stop, and a pursuit began traveling southbound on McFarland Avenue. GSP Sgt. Buckner was traveling on McFarland Avenue and met the pursuit at McFarland Avenue and Cedar Street. Two Rossville Police Officers were now pursuing the Chevrolet when Sgt. Buckner joined in the pursuit as it turned right onto Cedar Street. Officer Galyon was in the secondary position and requested that the trooper take primary over their radiofrequency. Sgt. Buckner passed Officer Galyon and became secondary in the pursuit. Sgt. Buckner notified Troop A Communications of the pursuit as it continued traveling on Cedar Street. The Chevrolet turned left onto Indian Avenue and then turned right onto James Street without stopping at any stop signs. Sgt. Buckner passed Officer Forrest and took the primary position in the pursuit while on James Street. The Chevrolet continued without stopping and was traveling well over the posted speed limit. The driver later identified as Kenneth Gibson, 41, listed as homeless, attempted to turn left onto Wilson Road, ran the stop sign, and lost control of the Chevrolet. The Chevrolet left Wilson Road on the west shoulder and struck the concrete culvert. The Chevrolet overturned and came to rest in the culvert on its right side. Gibson was not wearing his seatbelt and fell to the passenger side, where he was unable to exit the vehicle. Rossville officers and the GSP trooper began giving gave verbal commands for Gibson to show his hands. With assistance from Rossville Police Officers and Walker County Deputies, Sgt. Buckner removed Gibson from the Chevrolet was placed him in handcuffs. Gibson was transported by Puckett EMS to Parkridge Main Hospital for his injuries. Warrants for Gibson were applied for, through Walker County. Warrants for fleeing or attempting to elude police officer felony, failure to maintain lane, driving while license suspended or revoked, reckless driving, stop sign, no insurance, and several other felony charges. Gibson was booked into the Hamilton County Jail on Thursday after being released from the hospital on felony probation violation warrants.