Dublin Man Arrested in High Speed Chase Near Chattanooga

9:48 AM, Sep 25, 2012   |    comments
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  • Donald Carter, of Dublin, is charged with willful obstruction of law officers; parole violation; possession of tools for the commission of a crime (burglary); failure to maintain lane; felony attempting to elude a police officer; criminal attempt to commit a felony; conspiracy to commit a felony; and driving on a suspended license. He remains in custody on no bond.
  • DeAngelo Bates is charged with willful obstruction of law officers; possession of tools for the commission of a crime (burglary); criminal attempt to commit a felony; and conspiracy to commit a felony. He remains in custody on no bond.
    


Police say a career criminal led them on a car chase that reached speeds of 120 miles per hour and then admitted he was on the way to commit burglaries.  

Wanted in four states, Donald Carter, 34, of Dublin, has been charged with willful obstruction of law officers; parole violation; possession of tools for the commission of a crime (burglary); failure to maintain lane; felony attempting to elude a police officer; criminal attempt to commit a felony; conspiracy to commit a felony; and driving on a suspended license. 

Lt. Scott Reneau, of the Tunnel Hill Police Department in north Georgia, says it all started when he tried to pull over the white Chevrolet Malibu that Carter was driving.

It took Carter nearly a mile but he finally appeared to pull over. But then, as Reneau, got out of his vehicle, Carter took off and the chase began.

The chase went in and out of traffic for about seven miles before Carter pulled over. He and his passenger, DeAngelo Bates, then jumped out of the Malibu and ran. 

Reneau says the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office, the Varnell Police and the Ringgold Police assisted him with pursuit and containment efforts. 

When Carter was apprehended and confronted with a bag of suspicious tools, he admitted to Reneau that he was on the way to Chattanooga to burgle. 

"It's what I do," he told Reneau.

As the police learned, Carter had practiced his craft around Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina.

Reneau says Carter will first face charges related to his parole violation in Georgia and then the other states where he's wanted will take their turn.

"It feels good," Reneau said of the arrests, "to catch someone wanted in so many states--you don't run into that a lot, especially someone who admits it."

Bates has been charged with willful obstruction of law enforcement officers; possession of tools for the commission of a crime (burglary); criminal attempt to commit a felony; and conspiracy to commit a felony. Carter and Bates remain in custody on no bond.

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