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Man indicted after chase ends in crash

Authorities: Suspect on stolen motorcycle

POSTED: April 14, 2013 12:29 a.m.
 

A Forsyth County Grand Jury handed down indictments in 42 cases this week, including for a man who crashed a reportedly stolen motorcycle into a patrol car.

David Emory Castleberry, 30, was indicted this week on two counts of theft by receiving and one count each of driving under the influence of drugs and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

Castleberry, of Keith Bridge Road, was arrested Feb. 6 after allegedly speeding away from a Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy who recognized the motorcycle as possibly stolen and attempted to stop him.

Castleberry rear-ended the back of a patrol car parked at Spot Road and Hwy. 9 ahead of the pursuit.

He was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries before being booked into the jail.

In addition to the charges for the chase and DUI-drugs, Castleberry was indicted on two counts of theft by receiving for his possession of a stolen motorcycle and police scanner.

Superior Court records show that Castleberry was on probation at the time of the crash for felony theft by receiving of a stolen motorcycle.

He had been sentenced Dec. 7 to three years and six months of probation after pleading guilty.

Also indicted this week were:

• James Nicholas Jordan, 23, of Roswell on three counts of serious injury by vehicle, two counts of DUI-drugs and one count each of reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and possession of cocaine.

The charges stem from an April 22, 2011, head-on wreck when Jordan crossed into oncoming traffic on Dahlonega Street and struck a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Dawson resident, who suffered broken bones and other injuries.

• Quinton Gregory Smith, 35, of Johns Creek for one count each of unlawful handling of explosive devices, second-degree criminal damage to property and second-degree arson.

On July 17, Smith allegedly damaged a vehicle with a homemade bomb at RBM Mercedes of Atlanta-North on McFarland Parkway.

• Cedric James Bell, 49, and Cassandra Nicole Goodjohn, 36, both of Atlanta, each with possession of tools for the commission of crime, theft by taking and criminal damage to property in the second degree.

The two were arrested Jan. 10 after reportedly cutting open an air pump machine and removing the quarters at a Shell gas station on Buford Highway.

 Erich Carlsen, 33, of Ball Ground for one count of violation of Georgia Employment Security Law.
The indictment accuses Carlsen of receiving more than $4,000 in unemployment benefits in 2009 because he did not disclose that he was employed.

 

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