UPDATE below: Police Chase Leads to Arrests; See story below:
Two females are in custody tonight (Friday) in Crisp County after they gave chase to Warwick and Crisp County Police.
Worth County EMS was dispatched to Hwy 300 around 5:30 P.M. in reference to a crash that occurred following a Warwick police pursuit.
Warwick’s Chief of Police David Morris said his department received a Be On the Look Out (BOLO) for two females suspected for shoplifting at the Walmart store in Cordele. In their attempt to flee, they struck another vehicle and continued driving.
WPD Officer Kyle Barfield spotted a vehicle matching the description given in the BOLO and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle continued to flee but did not travel more than half a mile before crashing on Hwy 300 just outside of Warwick.
Neither of the female passengers in the vehicle received serious injury. Chief Morris said the vehicle has a Dougherty County tag. We will update information as it is available.
UPDATE Saturday: Warwick Chief David Morris said Crisp County officers initiated the stop and chase. “Crisp County units asked my units to take over in front of them and that’s when they were coming around the curve by the church, that’s when they wrecked.” Chief Morris said at that point the vehicle’s rear end slid across the road’s surface, the driver lost control and the vehicle wrecked. “I think it did total the car but they weren’t injured significantly,” the Chief said Saturday. The females fled on foot but were quickly apprehended and turned over to Crisp County.
UPDATE: Warwick Police charged driver, Kiera Perry of Albany (pictured), with reckless driving and attempting to elude. Cordele Police have charged Perry and passenger Donesa Walker of Albany with shoplifting, according to CPD Sgt. Jeremy Taylor.
Crisp County charged Perry with speeding, reckless driving, driving without a valid license and attempting to elude. PHOTO: Crisp Co. Jail