Woman Leads Officers On Chase In Stolen Patrol Car

ATLANTA-- Southbound traffic on the connector came to a screeching halt late Sunday afternoon when a woman leading Cobb County police on a chase that reached 100 mph crashed into several vehicles.

Investigators closed down every lane but one while the investigated the scene between North Avenue and 10th Street.

Among the crumpled cars was a Cobb County patrol car the suspect was driving.

According to Cobb County Police spokesman Dana Pierce it began when officers confronted a woman wandering along Windy Hill Road pointing a weapon at motorists. The suspect managed to get into a police cruiser and led officers on a chase down Interstate 75 onto the connector.

Witnesses say the suspect was driving extremely fast and crashed into a Chevrolet Cavalier. The impact sent the Cavalier into another vehicle, and they crashed into a wall. The driver in the Chevrolet had to be extricated from his car.

Police said after the crash, the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and charged towards the officer, but was subdued.

In all, four people were injured including a Cobb County officer.

Georgia Tech student Natalie Lindsey watched police taking the suspect into custody and says it wasn't easy. It appeared to take police some time to get the suspect into custody.

"She was on the ground and she was making all these noises. There were people all around her holding her down because it looked like she was resisting arrest," said Lindsey.

Authorities identified the suspect as Emmerli Wilcoxson. She reportedly suffered head trauma and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the Cavalier, Greg Titus, suffered severe injuries to his lower body and was transported to the hospital.


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