A 17 year-old Rome man, William Lee Touchstone, was booked into the Floyd County Jail this week after leading multiple agencies on a high speed chase in a stolen truck though numerous northwest Georgia counties.
Reports said that the chase began on Monday in Floyd County and ended near the Carroll and Harrison County line.
Police said that once Touchstone got in Polk County spike strips were attempted to be used on the bypass near the Northside Industrial Park. However, the effort failed to stop Touchstone.
Once Touchstone got to Haralson County spike strips were again attempted to be used. That effort again failed.
A third try was then attempted at the I-20 overpass in Carroll County and this time it was a success as it got his front tires.
The stolen 2014 Chevrolet 2500 ended up in the median, where Touchstone got out and attempted to flee on foot with a black puppy in his arms. After a brief chase he eventually let the dog down and surrendered to police.
A search led police to find a vape pen and a .40 caliber Ruger handgun.
In Floyd County Touchstone is charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property, reckless driving, three counts failure to obey traffic control devices, failure to maintain lane, stop sign violation, and attempting to elude police.
In Polk County he is charged with theft by receiving, theft by taking, eluding police, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a person under 18 years of age, possession of tobacco by a minor and cruelty to animals.