A suspect who led police on a chase that started on Johnson Lake Road and ended on Highway 27 at York Circle near Cedartown remains in custody with no bond set on multiple charges, which includes damage to police vehicles.

Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd reported this morning that James Douglas McCullers, 35, of 751 Berry Road, Cedartown, was taken into custody just before 6:30 p.m. at the end of a chase that began when he pulled into a driveway on Jonhson Lake Road in the Cedartown area, and then began to pull out head-on facing down an officer who had pulled behind him and was trying to stop him for warrant service.



Dodd said that McCullers was then alleged to keep going after the first officer swerved left and struck a tree to avoid hitting McCullers head-on.

The chase also saw a second Sheriff’s Office truck rammed, and ultimately he was stopped in the area at York Circle when he hit a spike strip thrown down by police.

Conditions on officers whose vehicles were damaged was not immediately available, and a report is incomplete at this time according to Dodd.

McCullers was charged with felonies for three counts of aggravated assault, three counts of obstruction of law enforcement officers, two counts of interference with government property, a bench warrant, and a misdemeanor for failure to maintain lane.

The Polk County Police was aided by the Cedartown Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office in the chase.



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