Authorities have identified the driver who they say led authorities Thursday on a police chase that began in Butts County and ended with a crash in Cobb County. The man remained on the loose as of early Friday evening.
Butts County authorities said Ross Singleton, 39, is wanted for a probation violation on an armed robbery charge, Channel 2 Action News reported. Singleton, who is from Indiana, has been in the Georgia system a couple of times and is originally from Columbus, Ga., where he still has family.
Police followed Singleton’s vehicle up Interstate 75, where it crashed near exit 267B Thursday night, they said. From there, the man ran toward the Williams Drive area.
“As it exited our county and went into Henry County, the vehicle was in excess of 100 mph, turns the lights off on the vehicle and continues northbound on the interstate,” Butts County Sheriff Gary Long told Channel 2 Thursday night.
Exit 267B was closed following the crash, and the public was asked to stay clear of the nearby areas of I-75, Canton Road Connector, Williams Drive, Dickson Road and Canton Road, as the man, now identified as Singleton, remained on the loose.
Authorities said Singleton should be considered dangerous.
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