September 13th, 2021 – 5:00 PM
Gordon County Sheriff’s Office –
According to Gordon Sheriff Mitch Ralston, At about 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, a deputy sheriff on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle loitering in a church parking lot on Rome Road (SR 53).
The deputy also noticed that this automobile, a white sedan, had no license plate. When the deputy tried to stop the vehicle, it sped away at a high rate of speed, with the deputy in pursuit.
The deputy was immediately joined by other deputy sheriffs and Calhoun police as the chase approached the city.
The driver of the suspect vehicle was operating in a most reckless manner, driving on the wrong side of the road and into oncoming traffic.
The pursuit ended on River Street when a Sheriff’s vehicle ‘pitted’ the fleeing car. Upon being ‘pitted’, the driver of the suspect car attempted to continue his escape but was struck and stopped by another Sheriff’s Office vehicle.
A number of deputies and police officers cornered the driver, who attempted to resist arrest but was quickly subdued. No innocent bystanders or officers were injured.
He was taken into custody and removed to the county jail where he was subsequently identified as one Chaney Tyler Hankins, age 30, of Cartersville.
The car he was driving had been reported stolen from Paulding County, and Hankins was being sought by authorities in Bartow County and Fulton County as well on (separate) charges of Hit & Run.
He is lodged in the county jail and will face theft and an array of traffic-related offenses here.