A high-speed chase through Fort Oglethorpe over the weekend ended with one suspect being located in the woods, and another still on the run from police.
According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:
Chad Lee Burnette, 33, of Daisy Dallas Road in Hixson, Tenn., was arrested March 12 on charges of speeding, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude, obstruction of law enforcement officers, improper right turn, driving while license revoked, and probation violation.
Burnette is also wanted and had a hold placed on him out of East Ridge, Tenn.
He remains in Catoosa County jail with bond set at $6,500.
The whole ordeal began just after 8 p.m. Sunday, March 12, along Battlefield Parkway when Lt. Keith Sewell saw a silver Mercedes C240 dart across two lanes of traffic and make an illegal turn into the Lowe's parking lot.
The vehicle circled through the parking lot and then jumped back on Battlefield Parkway initiating a chase, reports show.
Sewell says the vehicle was traveling 100 mph in a 45-mph zone, nearly hitting multiple other vehicles.
"The vehicle was weaving in and out of heavy traffic with total disregard for the safety of persons or property and nearly striking several vehicles that were passed," Sewell said.
After passing through the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Lafayette Road, the vehicle struck a median, causing a blowout of three of the car's four tires.
The car kept on traveling at a high rate of speed before stopping in the median while trying to take a curve on the U.S. Highway 27 bypass ramp, at which time two men took off from the vehicle on foot toward a wooded area.
Officers eventually caught up to Burnette, who admitted he'd been the driver in the vehicle.
"Mr. Burnette stated he attempted to flee because he did not have a valid license," Sewell said.
While Burnette was taken into custody, his passenger, 28-year-old Robert John Komosinski, was able to elude officers. Warrants have been taken out for Komosinski as a result of the incident.
Two additional female passengers were in the vehicle, but neither attempted to flee the scene and were subsequently released without being charged.
Komosinski's listed address is 32 Princess Lane in Rossville. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department at 706-866-2512.