CHASE OF THE WEEK

Date and time? April 26 around 3:30 p.m.

Name and age of driver? Andrew Kemarr Malcom, 30

Where was driver from? Lithonia

Type of vehicle? 2021 Volkswagen Passat

Highways? I-75 

Speeds reached? 120 mph

Where did it start? Cabaniss Street exit 

Where did it end? Hwy. 36 on I-75

Total distance of chase? Around 13 miles

How did it end? Near High Falls Road, Sgt. Christopher Sherrell tried a P.LT maneuver but Malcom sped up and drove out of the way. At mile marker 197, Malcom nearly struck a pedestrian and a broke down red Mercedes in the right emergency lane. Just before Hwy. 36 Sherrell performed another P.I.T maneuver, the Volkswagen was disabled, and Malcom then exited the vehicle and tried to run. He was soon taken to the ground and handcuffed. 

What were the charges? Malcom was cited for several traffic violations and has warrants for fleeing, giving false information, receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Law enforcement personnel involved? Sgt. Chris Sherrell, Lt. John Thompson, Lt. Chad Beck, and Inv. Ahlstrom

What was notable about this chase? Malcom, kept his car in drive and foot on the brake while speaking with Thompson at the initial stop and refused to exit, saying he was scared. While Thompson was in his car typing in Malcom’s information, Malcom suddenly drove away, ran the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp and made a left turn onto North Lee Street and back onto the interstate, leading deputies on the high-speed chase.