Rome man arrested again for fleeing after 100 mph three county chase on stolen motorcycle

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Tuesday, November 9th, 2022, at approximately 8:00 PM, Deputy Sitten was on an agency assist call at 140 Earl Street. According to the report, Deputy Sitten had completed the call and was backing out of the driveway into Earl street when he observed a black motorcycle traveling westbound on Earl street make a sudden left turn onto York drive and accelerate to a high rate of speed. Deputy Sitten turned south onto York Drive and observed the motorcycle fail to stop at two stop signs, one at the intersection of Scott drive and another as the vehicle turned south onto south Plainville Road. Deputy Sitten gave chase and caught up to the vehicle inside Floyd County. Deputy Sitten activated his lights, and the motorcycle began to slow but then accelerated away. Deputy Sitten activated his siren and notified Gordon County 911 that he was in pursuit. The vehicle did not have a tag, and the driver was wearing a white helmet and brown jacket. The pursuit turned west on Highway 53, where the motorcyclist crossed both lanes of westbound traffic and entered the median, nearly losing control. The motorcyclist, later identified as Tyler Lee Roden, 29, of Rome, was able to recover and continued westbound, driving through the gore, passing multiple vehicles stopped at the red light at the intersection of highway 140. Roden continued toward Rome at a varying speed between 80 MPH and 130 MPH, failing to stop at the red lights located at the Rome Bypass, Calhoun Road, and Turner McCall Boulevard. Roden continued straight across Turner McCall Boulevard onto East First street, where he continued to drive at a high rate of speed, turning east onto Second Avenue. Roden continued down multiple streets, where he continued the pattern of recklessness onto Highway 101 toward Rockmart. Near the intersection of Shadow Wood Circle, Roden removed a small black item from his jacket and threw it into the roadway. Lieutenant Black advised via radio to discontinue the pursuit. Deputy Sitten then located a black Bandana in the center of the roadway approximately 100 feet south of Shadow Wood Circle. The bandana had been sewn into a tubular shape with contents sewn inside. Deputy Sitten cut open the bandana and found Three clear plastic bags containing meth weighing approximately 22 grams. At 8:32 PM Polk County Police Department engaged in a pursuit with Roden and eventually took him into custody at the intersection of Highway 101 and Highway 278. Deputy Sitten spoke with Polk County Police Sergeant Winkles, who identified the suspect. Sgt. Winkles stated that the motorcycle was confirmed stolen out of Floyd County and Roden was in possession of a large quantity of meth. Roden was charged with felony fleeing/attempting to elude officer, reckless driving, possession of meth, possession of meth with intent, probation violation o/c: theft by taking. According to Whitfield County arrest reports, in 2020, Roden was charged with felony fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer and a list of traffic charges. 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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