Dade County police chase ends in Alabama

A police chase that started in Dade County ended in in a field in Alabama Friday afternoon.

According to the Dade County Sheriff’s Office, at about 1:30 p.m., a patrol K-9 Deputy was on a separate call when he observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Newsom Gap Road.

The deputy attempted to make contact and investigate the vehicle, when the single occupant — later identified as Tyler Douglas Hicks — fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued through Cave Springs, Mason Road, Cloverdale Road and entered dirt roads in DeKalb County, Alabama.

The suspect vehicle crashed on County Road 512, near the Sulfur Springs Exit, where authorities say the suspect then fled on foot.

The deputy drove through a field and successfully apprehended the suspect.

Sheriff’s Department officials say Hicks has outstanding warrants through the department in addition to Felony Fleeing and multiple traffic offenses. He is currently being held at the DeKalb County Jail awaiting extradition back to Georgia.


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