Pursuit leads to capture of fugitive, large meth seizure

Robert Wayne Mitchell

Gordon County Sheriff's Office

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, on Monday morning, Feb. 5, deputy sheriffs attempted to stop a suspicious automobile on Cline Road near Resaca. The driver of the car fled away at a high rate of speed, leading deputies on a pursuit through the area until the suspect crashed on Bandy Lake Road.

The driver and lone occupant fled on foot into a very thickly wooded area. The responding deputies quickly set up a perimeter around the area, and the driver, subsequently identified as Robert Wayne Mitchell, age 37, of 525 Peters Street, Calhoun, was soon apprehended.

Mitchell was armed with a knife-in-hand when he was arrested. A search of the automobile revealed a large amount of processed methamphetamine for resale. At the time of his arrest, Mitchell was being sought on a felony warrant for violation of probation. He has also been charged locally with trafficking in methamphetamine, obstruction and assaulting officers, associated weapons offenses, and a host of traffic related charges.