Clayton Alexander Davis

Clayton Alexander Davis

A LaFayette man crashed his girlfriend's car while leading sheriff's deputies in a high-speed chase, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Clayton Alexander Davis, 48, of Naomi Cemetery Road, was arrested Nov. 23 on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of hydrocodone, fleeing or attempting to elude police, and driving with a suspended license. His bond was set at $15,000.

Just before 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, Catoosa County Deputy Bret LaMountain attempted to pull over the tan 2001 Honda Accord driven by Davis because of a faulty tail light, at which time Davis fled at speeds of up to 100 mph along U.S. Highway 27 in Chickamauga.

In his report, LaMountain said Davis was driving erratically, almost hitting other vehicles, and even driving off the roadway at times.

"Upon approaching Longwood Street on Wallace Street, the offender jumped a ditch, and then struck a large stump in a yard at the southeast corner of Wallace Street and Longwood Street, which completely disabled the vehicle," Deputy LaMountain said.

Davis then took off on foot, at which time he had unforgiving encounters with chain link fencing and bushes while trying to get away.

"The metal at the top of the fence along with the surrounding tree branches snagged the offender's shirt and hat and ripped them off his body," LaMountain said.

Davis got away from the scene and was on the run for nearly an hour before being captured by Walker County Sheriff's Deputy John Chandler, reports show.

While searching Davis' vehicle, officers found a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue on it, as well as 23 hydrocodone pills.

Clayton allegedly claimed ownership of the meth pipe, but claimed the vehicle and pills belonged to his girlfriend.

Clayton was taken to Cornerstone Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe for evaluation of his scrapes, bruises, and injured shoulder, and subsequently taken to jail without further incident.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.