Police seek DeKalb chase suspect

A manhunt continued Monday afternoon for a man who led DeKalb County Sheriff's deputies on a high-speed car chase that ended with a crash.

Members of the Sheriff's fugitive squad attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant Monday morning for Royce Akil Cross, who was wanted for theft by taking and larceny, among other charges.

Cross, 30, was spotted around noon on Whites Mill Lane in Decatur, Sheriff's office spokesman Sgt. Adrion Bell said. But he recognized one of the investigators and fled in a stolen white Dodge Magnum, Bell said.

Cross struck two unmarked police vehicles as he made his getaway, and was able to reach I-20, where headed west at speeds of up to 100 mph, authorities said.

Near the Langhorn Street exit, Bell said Cross made a u-turn in the middle of the highway and began driving against oncoming traffic in an attempt to evade chase police cars.

But Cross hit another unmarked police car then collided with an 18-wheeler, authorities said.

No one was hurt, Bell said, but Cross jumped a nearby fence and fled on foot.

He has been arrested six times since he was 17, mostly on theft charges, but also in 2001 for escaping from jail, according to jail records.

Cross remained at large as of 5:30 p.m., Bell said.

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