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Traffic Stop Leads to Pursuit, Arrest of Armed Suspect

Coweta County Sheriffs Office Attempted to Stop Vehicle

Around 5:20 PM on Tuesday, a marked unit with the Coweta County Sheriffs Office performed a traffic stop on a  2020 Black Dodge Charger. The vehicle initially pulled over around the 35 Mile Marker South of Interstate 85, as deputies exited their vehicle the driver of the pulled off, heading south. Deputies initiated a pursuit with the vehicle at that time.

After reaching speeds of 130 MPH, weaving in and out of traffic, including passing in the emergency lane, the suspect crossed over the grass median just inside Meriwether County near MM 33. He continued south in the northbound emergency lane before finally turning north again towards Coweta County.

From the start of the pursuit, dispatch had been working with officers from GSP, Coweta County Sheriffs Office, Grantville Police Department, and the Newnan Police Department to position resources at points along the interstate as the pursuit headed north.

CCSO and Grantville Officers we able to deploy stop sticks at the 38 MM, however, the stop sticks failed to hit the suspect and instead flattened 2 tires on the pursuing officer’s vehicle. More officers were able to quickly join the pursuit as it headed north at speeds exceeding 100 MPH.

Newnan Police Department Officers took positions at the off-ramp of exit 47 and Bullsboro Rd in case the pursuit exited into the city.

As the pursuit continued north, CCSO attempted a P.I.T. but was unsuccessful as the suspect swerved and brake checked the deputy. GSP joined the chase at exit 44, as speeds continued over 90 MPH.

Shortly after GSP joined the pursuit, and as they came upon exit 47, the Trooper that had taken lead was able to successfully perform a P.I.T. on the vehicle causing it to spin out, coming to a rest on the side of the interstate where the northbound on-ramp for exit 47 merges into the interstate. NPD units, already positioned in the area were able to quickly close both northbound on-ramps at Bullsboro.

The suspect exited the vehicle and attempted a short escape before being quickly taken into custody without further incident.

In total, the incident lasted approximately 20 minutes.

The vehicle was displaying a temporary dealer tag, public records show that the vehicle was last titled in Nebraska, matching the name of the dealer displayed on the tag.

Inside the vehicle, officers located a 9mm handgun, a bulletproof vest, and additional ammo.

Chad Dominique Frazier Arrested

Chad Dominique Frazier, 28, of Stone Mountain, was arrested and charged with 

  • Obstruction of Officers
  • Speeding
  • Fleeing/Attempting to Elude Police Officer
  • Reckless Driving

He was booked into the Coweta County Jail where he remains without bond.

After his arrest, Frazier’s information was run and he was found to have a warrant, apparently out of Indiana, that called for full extradition. Full extradition means that the agency holding the warrant will pick up the suspect to bring them back to their jurisdiction to answer charges, regardless of location away from that jurisdiction.

While we haven’t been able to learn what the warrant is for, normally due to the resources required to extradite across long distances, this is only done for serious cases.

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