May 22, 2019

Local Man Facing Numerous Charges After Chase

(Franklin, GA) — A local man is facing several charges after leading Franklin Police officers on a chase late Thursday night.

According to a press release issued by Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah, 41-year-old David Allen Loyd of Franklin was arrested on Thursday, November 12th, after a motor vehicle pursuit ended on a temporary road located off of Pea Ridge Road near Franklin.

David Allen Loyd

David Allen Loyd

Loyd is charged with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Reckless Conduct, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, and Reckless Driving.

According to Chief Hannah, the pursuit began at approximately 10:30 pm on Thursday when Officer Jay Repetto observed a Dodge truck exceeding the speed limit on Georgia Highway 34 near the intersection of Mill Street.

After Officer Repetto turned around, he caught up with the vehicle at the intersection of Franklin Parkway and Georgia Highway 34, where he activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The driver of the vehicle then sped away as Officer Repetto pursued.

“As the pursuit traveled southbound on Franklin Parkway, the driver made a left turn onto Pea Ridge Road and continued approximately one mile before exiting the paved roadway onto a temporary road intended for timber harvesters,” said Chief Hannah.

“The pursuit ended as the condition of the temporary road worsened, resulting in the driver stopping the vehicle and continuing to elude Officer Repetto on foot. The officer immediately recognized the presence of a second occupant that had remained inside the vehicle. This occupant was detained without resistance.”

Upon the arrival of deputies from the Heard County Sheriff’s Department, a search for the driver began, followed by a deputy from Carroll County Sheriff’s Department arriving with a night vision device to aid in the search.

With the assistance of the night vision device, officers were able to locate the suspect. During the investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle driven by Loyd had been reported stolen from Polk County, Florida.

The second occupant of the vehicle was transported from the scene but not criminally charged. Loyd is currently being held at the Heard County jail.

The Heard County Sheriff’s Department has issued an additional arrest warrant on Loyd for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

According to an auto theft detective at Polk County Sheriff’s Department, arrest warrants will also be issued for Loyd regarding the theft of the motor vehicle.


  1. Damn Dave how ******** stupid thank God I wasn’t with u

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