Suspect Leads Officers On Chase In Car Stolen From Johns Creek
A routine traffic stop early Sunday morning morphed into a short vehicle pursuit through two jurisdictions and ended with the suspect crashing into a Woodstock police vehicle.
A routine traffic stop earlier this week turned into a police chase that ended with the suspect crashing a car reported stolen from Johns Creek into a Woodstock police vehicle.
Wasim Ibn-Darriel Abdul Majeed, 24, of Roswell was arrested on Sunday and charged by the Cherokee Sheriff's Office with failure to maintain lane, speeding, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, driving while unlicensed, theft by receiving a stolen vehicle and running a red light.
He remains at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center with a $78,500 bond.
Cherokee Sheriff's Office deputies tried to pull Majeed over around 1 a.m. Sunday Jan. 27 after he was observed failing to maintain the lane he was driving in, said Spokesman Lt. Jay Baker.
Baker said the deputy tried to stop Majeed on East Cherokee Drive near the Bradshaw Farms subdivision in Hickory Flat, but the suspect allegedly kept driving on East Cherokee Drive towards Old Highway 5.
Holly Springs police picked up the chase when the suspect reached the intersection of Old Highway 5 and East Cherokee Drive, and Majeed allegedly led police south towards the Woodstock city limits.
The chase ended on Main Street near Dobbs Road in Woodstock when he crashed the car into a Woodstock police vehicle.
According to an incident report from the Woodstock Police Department, the suspect pulled into the parking lot of STR Transmission Repair and an officer ordered him out of the vehicle.
However, the suspect accelerated and allegedly crashed the vehicle into a patrol car that was positioned to block his escape. Woodstock police have charged Majeed with aaggravated assault on a police officer, reckless driving and interference with government property.
Holly Springs Police Spokesperson Lt. Tanya Anderson said none of the Holly Springs officers involved were hurt and the department has charged Majeed with failure to maintain lane, fleeing and attempting to elude police.
The Woodstock incident report notes the car Majeed was driving, a 2011 Buick Regal, was reported stolen out of Johns Creek.
Woodstock Police Spokesperson Brittany Duncan said the officer involved is "okay" and returned to his regular shift schedule on Thursday.
The police vehicle suffered moderate front end damage and Duncan said the cost to repair the vehicle will be $1,149.02.