WQCH & Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 4-18-23

LaFayette will begin an new infrastructure project at the south end of the city. By replacing 49 year old infrastructure, the 1.35 million dollar venture is meant to help build up capacity growth for Roper and other Industries. It will be funded by a $600K ARC Grant. The completion of this task is aimed for 2024. LaFayette also reports the completion of a Force Main Replacement of roughly 7,000 feet.
An update on a story from yesterday A police chase that started in Tennessee crossed state lines into Walker County Sunday night, ended in a crash in Dade County.  Tennessee deputies were in pursuit of a U-Haul Van.  Dade County Deputies responded to Lookout Mountain to intercept the pursuit, and Trenton PD Officers set up spike strips at the base of Lookout Mountain on Highway 136.
While approaching the “cut” at the top of Lookout on the Trenton side, the driver continued straight instead of making the hard right turn (at a high rate of speed), which resulted in him striking the concrete barriers and flipping over into the trees. The vehicle came to rest on its top.
Dade County, Grundy County, and Marion County Deputies found the driver entrapped inside the vehicle. After some creativity by  Deputies, they were able to extricate the subject from the heavily damaged vehicle and turn him over to EMS.
The driver has now been identified as Barry May of Waukegan, Illinois.  May was transported to the hospital by EMS with non life-threatening injuries.
He had an active warrant out of Illinois, and charges related to this chase are pending.
No deputies or bystanders were injured, and no patrol vehicles were damaged during this pursuit.
You can see pictures of now totaled U-Haul Van on our website – Discover Walker.com
Three felony arrests were reported in Walker County on Sunday.  36 year old Luke Ball was charged with aggravated assault, 26 year old Johnavious Rashod Marsh was arrested and charged with battery and terrioristic threats.  37 year old Megan Nicole Bryson was booked on charges of entering an automobile with the intent to commit theft.  You can view the Walker County arrest report online at DiscoverWalker.com