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Walker County man booked after allegedly driving stolen car during police chase
Morgan arrest

A Haysville man who led multiple agencies on a car chase into neighboring Gilmer County last week is now behind bars at the Dawson County Detention Center. 

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joshua Ryan Morgan, 33, following a vehicle pursuit along Ga. 52 the evening of April 6. 

Between 6 and 6:30 p.m. that night, Morgan allegedly fled from a DCSO deputy near the Ga. 136 and Emma Terrace intersection while failing to maintain his lane and being under influence of drugs, according to multiple warrants. 

He supposedly had 14 stolen credit cards and a wallet from two separate Cobb County victims as he drove a stolen car. 

The vehicle, a 2011 Chevrolet Impala worth $7000, had been reported as stolen out of Cobb County from a third victim earlier that day. 

Following the chase, Morgan was arrested at 8:44 p.m. and booked roughly two hours later, according to DCSO's weekly news release. 

He was charged with felony fleeing or eluding a police officer; driving with a suspended or revoked license; speeding; three counts of failure to maintain lane; holding or supporting a wireless telecommunications device; a drug-related DUI and open container violation and failure to wear a seat belt. 

For non-driving-related offenses, he was charged with a felony and misdemeanor count each of theft by receiving stolen property and two felony counts of financial card transaction theft.

DCSO Sheriff Jeff Johnson responded to a Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office post from that night. He thanked GCSO and the Georgia State Patrol for assisting and calling the collective efforts to apprehend the suspect “good work by all.”