According to Georgia State Patrol, the chase started when Cobb Police officers attempted to pull over Troy Lee Queen near Cherokee Street and Jiles Road in Kennesaw at about 8:15 p.m.
The 10-minute chase, which involved state troopers, Cobb Police and Marietta-Smyrna-Cobb Narcotics Unit agents, ended after Queen, 48, crashed his 1999 Honda Accord into a guardrail about 10 miles away on Jamerson Road, just east of Forest Way in northeast Cobb.
Queen exited his car and ran from police. As of Thursday afternoon, he remained on the loose. The passenger in Queen’s car, 52-year-old Jeanette Carol Robinson of Acworth, did not flee and was arrested on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine.
During the chase, Queen hit one pedestrian and almost struck another.
Matthew Bruns, a 36-year-old local resident who was out jogging that night, said his traumatic experience involved not only a collision with a steel guardrail but some scary moments when confronted by confused police officers who were in hot pursuit of the suspect.
“I was out for my nightly run and all of a sudden the suspect is crashing toward me and I literally had to dive over the guardrail or he would have hit me,” Bruns said. “Then the police thought I was the suspect and pinned me down on the ground and stuck a gun in my back. They said they’d be back to check on me but after 15 minutes or so I just hobbled home.”
Bruns said he is recovering from a deep bruise on the top of his foot as well as some scratches. He still hadn’t returned to jogging as of Wednesday night.
According to the warrant, Robinson is accused of having 0.6 grams of methamphetamine in a plastic bag in her purse. She was released from the Cobb County jail on a $5,000 bond Tuesday night.
Prior to Monday’s chase, Queen spent six years in a state prison for his part in a Cherokee County burglary. He was released in May, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records.