Cherokee County

Suspicious person near Cobb elementary leads police on chase into Woodstock, causing head-on crash

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — A suspicious person’s call resulted in a police chase that ended in a head-on collision in Cherokee County.

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The incident happened Monday afternoon.

A Cobb County Schools spokesperson told Channel 2 Action News that there were reports of a suspicious person near Keheley Elementary. When Cobb Schools Police confronted the suspect, the suspect drove away and began a chase.


The suspect then entered the city limits of Woodstock. Woodstock officers tried to stop the vehicle.

Authorities said the suspect hit a vehicle not involved in the chase head-on. The driver of that vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

According to the department, a Woodstock officer used their patrol car to help box the suspect vehicle in, arresting the suspect.

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The suspect whose age and identity were not released, was turned over to the Cobb County School Police.

The investigation is ongoing.

A Cobb County district spokesperson sent the following statement to Channel 2 Action News:

“We are thankful for the quick response of the Cobb Schools police on Monday following reports of a suspicious person near Keheley Elementary. The district does not believe the suspect has any relation to Keheley or any of our schools, and the investigation, which is ongoing, is expected to lead to multiple charges from multiple law enforcement agencies.”