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Cherokee County Deputies Recover Two Stolen Vehicles in Two Pursuits

January 11th, 2022 – 10:55 PM

WEIS Radio –

(in order) Jonathan C. Vaughn, Patricia D. Morris, and Brittany Parks

(Via WEIS Radio) According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, the first chase started just before midnight Thursday – as Deputy Dakota Deberry observed a 2020 Jeep Cherokee traveling at a very high rate of speed on County Road 157 in the Forney community.  

The driver of that stolen vehicle – Jonathan C. Vaughn, 31 of Cedartown, Georgia – led deputies up U.S. Highway 411 into Georgia and eventually back into Cherokee County on U.S. Highway 278, where the driver finally came to a stop.  

Vaughn was taken into custody and charged with first degree receiving stolen property, attempting to elude, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of brass knuckles, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; a passenger in the vehicle Patricia D. Morris, age 26 of Rockmart, Georgia, was also arrested for the unlawful possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

 The Jeep was stolen from Murray County, Georgia.

Another chase resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle from Gordon County, Georgia. 

According to Chief Deputy Josh Summerford, a 9-1-1 caller reported a reckless driver on Highway 9 in Cedar Bluff before midnight Monday. 

Corporal Daniel Holcomb located the vehicle driving recklessly and attempted to stop the car.  That driver – later identified as Brittany Parks, 28 of Chatsworth, Georgia – refused to stop and a chase ensued.  

She continued on into Centre – where Centre and Cedar Bluff Police Officers also attempted to stop her and then onto U.S. Highway 411 north – where the pursuit ended after her vehicle left the roadway and became stuck in the mud. 

The driver refused to get out of the vehicle and deputies had to break the window to remove her. 

She was arrested and transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of first-degree receiving stolen property, DUI, attempting to elude, and resisting arrest.