The passenger, identified as 21-year-old Dante Smith of Bowdon, was arrested Tuesday morning after he walked into the sheriff’s office to report his pickup truck, the same one authorities say was driven by Fletcher during the chase, was stolen.
“He didn't think we would know he was involved,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Ashley Hulsey told AJC.com. “He was scratched up and matched the description the deputies gave the night before.”
Smith is being held in the Carroll County Jail on charges of obstruction and possession of methamphetamine.
Dante Smith (Photo: Carroll County Sheriff’s Office)
Fletcher was arrested in Villa Rica later Tuesday after investigators received tips that he was spotted there, Hulsey said.
“He attempted to run on foot at that time as well, but was successfully apprehended by deputies,” she said.
Fletcher is facing additional charges of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, obstruction, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of methamphetamine stemming from the Monday night incident. He is also being held in the county jail.
Bond had not been determined for either man as of Wednesday morning.
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