High Speed Chase Begins In Cedar Bluff; Ends With Wreck in Centre

One person is in custody following a high speed chase that ended after he lost control of the Dodge Charger he was driving and wrecked on the Chesnut Bypass in Centre at Bay Springs Road early this morning (Tuesday)

That crash occurred close to Cambridge Apartments around 2:15am with the suspect bailing out and attempting to flee, however he was quickly apprehended.

After being checked out by Floyd EMS, Marquis Travon Lockhart, age 26 of Piedmont, was taken into custody and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center, on charges of DUI, Attempting to Elude and a Fugitive from Justice warrant.

Other agencies also provided assistance with the Centre Fire Department responding to the scene as well, to assist with traffic control.

According to Centre Police Chief Kirk Blankenship the pursuit began on Highway 9 in Cedar Bluff, and covered other locations prior to coming to an end on the bypass.

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