Man arrested in Alabama following chase that started in Floyd County

Thursday, March 7, 2024–12:16 p.m.

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According to Cedar Bluff Police Chief Jeremy Stepps, on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, Cherokee County 911 received a call from Floyd County Georgia advising that Floyd County officers were involved in a high-speed pursuit of a 2010 Gray Hyundai Sonata driven by a white male.

Floyd County advised that they had lost sight of the vehicle around the bypass in Coosa.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Cedar Bluff Police spotted the vehicle on Hwy 9 North of Hwy 35. The vehicle started passing vehicles in an attempt to elude officers.

Cherokee County Deputies and Alabama State Troopers set up spike strips at The Country Store. Deputies had a successful spike hitting two of the tires.

The vehicle continued traveling on Al Hwy 9 turning onto Hwy 68 East and then onto Martha Vera Lane.

The vehicle went into the side yard of The Big Chill, striking a picnic table, destroying it and then hitting the side of an adjacent building. The vehicle came to a stop and the driver jumped out a ran on foot. After a brief foot chase, the suspect was taken into custody by Cherokee County Deputies and Cedar Bluff Police without incident.

He was identified as 40-year-old Christoper Pruitt of Forsyth; Ga. Pruitt was transported to the Cherokee County Jail, where he awaits bond and then extradition back to Floyd County Georgia, where he as active felony warrants.

Chief Stepps said this is a great example of team work between all involved by getting the subject stopped without anyone being injured.

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