Rome man arrested again after high-speed chase in stolen truck in Gordon County

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Saturday, August 26th, 2023, at 5:59 PM, Deputy Carnes was on routine patrol in his marked patrol car in the area of 247 Sam Hunt Road Fairmount when he located a black 2008 Toyota Tacoma that fit the description of one that was stolen out of Bartow County. Deputy Carnesran the Georgia tag (RXE1173) through GCIC/NCIC, and it came back stolen. Deputy Jinwright arrived on the scene to assist. Deputies then observed a male, later identified as Tyler Lee Roden, 30, of Rome, quickly getting into the Toyota. According to the report, “The decision was made to go ahead and move in on the Toyota to prevent it from leaving the address. Deputy Jinright and Carnes moved to the address, where Tyler began fleeing from law enforcement through the backyard of the address. Deputies arrived on scene at the address with their emergency lights activated. Tyler drove the Toyota around the residence and then came back out onto Sam Hunt Road. Deputy Carnes told Gordon E-911 that he would be in pursuit of the stolen Tacoma south on Sam Hunt Road towards GA-53. While Deputy Carnes was in pursuit of the Toyota, he witnessed Tyler fail to maintain his single lane of travel, drive in the wrong lane of travel while negotiating multiple curves, and while on a hill crest. Deputy Carnes continued pursuing at a safe distance until Tyler drove the Toyota through a barbed wire fence into a field. Tyler drove the Toyota in a southbound direction through the field until it ran out of gas, causing the vehicle to become inoperable.” Deputies Carnes, Jinwright, Giorgione, and Sgt. Holley attempted a felony stop, but Tyler was very uncooperative. Tyler eventually came out of the Toyota and complied with commands, where he was taken into custody. Deputies located a large amount of meth and scales inside the stolen truck. Tyler was then taken to the Gordon County Jail, where he was booked and charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property, possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of meth, fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, possession of drug-related objects, too fast for conditions, failure to report upon striking fixed object, seatbelt, driving on a suspended license. According to the report, “Tyler asked deputies why he was being arrested, and deputies responded for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. Tyler said that he was just told that it was stolen before he left the residence.” According to reports, On Tuesday, November 9th, 2022, Tyler was arrested again for fleeing after a dangerous 100 mph three-county chase on stolen motorcycle. According to Bartow County Court records, in January 2019, Roden pleaded guilty to charges of fleeing/attempting to elude police along with a list of traffic charges. In 2015, Roden was found in possession of several stolen motorcycles after another chase in Floyd County.


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