Warrants issued for Dalton man after high-speed pursuit in Dalton Thursday
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, on September 17th, 2020, at around 4:30 PM, the Whitfield County Narcotics Unit advised a deputy that a brown 2000 Chevrolet Malibu had Georgia tag number WZN611 affixed to it, but the tag did not return to that vehicle. The tag returned to a white 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor and had just left the Motel 6 in Rocky Face. The Narcotics Unit followed the vehicle from the Motel 6 to I-75 south. The deputy caught up to the vehicle as it was getting off the exit ramp at the 333. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for the Narcotics Unit due to it having the wrong tag on the vehicle. As soon as the deputy activated his blue lights, the vehicle started speeding up. The deputy turned on his siren, and the vehicle, later identified to be driven by Coy Wayne Clark, 29 of Dalton, failed to stop. Clark turned right onto Walnut Avenue and passed a vehicle on the left side in order to turn right on to College Drive. The deputy asked dispatch and the Narcotics Unit for more information about the vehicle. The deputy continued to pursue the vehicle until this information could be obtained. Clark then turned into the Super Eight Hotel parking lot. The vehicle continued into the parking lot then turned right back onto College Drive, tailing at speeds of 70 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone. Clark used a turning lane in order to pass a vehicle that was northbound on College Drive. Clark then lost control, and the front of the vehicle struck a light pole on the left side of the road. The vehicle then slid back to the right of the roadway. The vehicle traveled across the grass and then hit a wired fence. Clark exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Clark jumped over the fence towards I-75 south, and the deputy, along with other units, were unable to locate Clark. It was later determined that Coy Clark was the driver of the vehicle. Lt. Rann had gained information that Clark was the driver, and the deputy was able to identify him as the driver of the vehicle. The deputy obtained warrants on Clark for fleeing, reckless driving, speeding, canceled registration, hit and run, and obstruction on law enforcement. According to the report, this case was linked to the arrest of Timothy Flood. According to that report, "pursuant to an ongoing investigation", a search warrant was served at the Motel six located at 2200 Chattanooga Road on the same day. During the execution of the search warrant, Timothy Flood, 29 of Chattanooga, was observed fleeing the scene on foot after having been involved with the room involved in the investigation. Following a brief foot pursuit, Flood was taken into custody. A Whitfield County Detective charged Flood with VGCSA possession of methamphetamine, possession, and use of drug-related objects and obstruction of an officer. Flood was also served with an outstanding arrest warrant for probation violation. According to the report, additional arrests and charges are pending at this time. The investigation will continue. Pictured below on the left is a previous mugshot of Coy Clark from May 27th, where he was charged with possessing methamphetamine, probation violation, felony, possession, and use of drug-related objects, possess tools for the commission of crime, VGCSA, driving without a valid license, and tag light required. At the time of the article Flood remained lodged in the Whitfield County Jail with no bond.