The chase started about 6:40 p.m. Thursday, while an officer was watching traffic at Ga. 53 and Pierce Hill Road.
The officer saw a silver Chevrolet Camaro headed west on Pierce Hill, cross Ga. 53 and continue west, records state.
Police say the suspect failed to stay in his lane, and the officer began to follow. He then checked the Camaro’s license tag and discovered it was registered to a pickup truck.
That led the officer to stop the suspect on Gaines Road, just south of McFry Station Road. As the officer approached the vehicle, it sped off, and the officer began to pursue it, reports state.
The suspect hit 60 mph on Gaines Road and ultimately reached 75-80 mph as he made his way to Thomas Bluff Road, driving through intersections and swerving on the road, records state.
At some point, the suspect left Thomas Bluff Road and sped through a hay field. He then splashed into a large puddle of mud, got out of the car and ran, police said.
The officer had followed at a slower pace through the field to the puddle, and the suspect had a 75-yard advantage on him by then. A deputy with a K9 dog was brought to the scene, though the trail ended once they reached a road, reports state.
Police say they then discovered two patrol vehicles were stuck in the mud. Both were towed. Arrest warrants will be taken out on the suspect.