Patrol cruiser, suspect’s pickup crash during pursuit in Madison County

Cody Andrew Mattox

A Madison County man remained in jail without bond Friday following a high-speed chase last Sunday that ended with a Georgia State Patrol cruiser and the suspect’s pickup crashing north of Comer.

 

No one was seriously injured in the crash, authorities said.

Cody Andrew Mattox, 23, of Hull is charged with obstruction, attempting to elude, damaging government property, speeding, DUI, reckless driving and seven other charges related to the chase including running stop signs.

The chase began about 7:45 p.m. on Georgia Highway 172 when the trooper checked him speeding at 80 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to the patrol. A Madison County sheriff’s deputy responded as the chase entered an area of Georgia Highway 191 and Transco Road.

The trooper bumped the Ford F-250 pickup with his cruiser to end the pursuit, but the first attempt, while successfully spinning the pickup, failed to stop the suspect, according to the report. The suspect continued to drive recklessly and the trooper’s second attempt to stop the pickup caused the vehicles to collide, heavily damaging both, troopers said.

The pickup again left the scene, but a responding Madison County deputy spotted it disabled on Page Road.

Deputies said Mattox exited the pickup and began running in the direction of Lysteria Church Road, but he fell and the deputy was able to place him in handcuffs.

 

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