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Chase suspect on parole for forgery
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Forsyth County News

A 40-year-old prison parolee who was shot twice late last week while leading authorities on a two-county high speed chase is in custody.

Warren Price of Douglas County was released from North Fulton Hospital over the weekend, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Officer George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, said Price is being held without bond.

"He had an active, two-week old, outstanding state parole warrant for his arrest, so authorities were looking for him to put him back in prison," Gordon said. "That's going to be a contributing factor to the chase."

Gordon said Price was convicted in 2000 on forgery charges. He faces multiple charges in Alpharetta and Forsyth County.

Authorities said Price was shot twice in the abdomen Thursday by an Alpharetta police officer after he tried to run over her.

The officer, whose name has not been released, has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The chase began about 1 p.m. Thursday when a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy pulled over Price, who was in a Pontiac Grand Prix, for traffic violations on Ga. 400 near Shiloh Road.

Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton said a paper license tag on the vehicle caught the deputy's attention.

"It just led to them being inquisitive as to who he was, and about the same time that was going on they realized the name he had given was false," Paxton said.

He said the deputies noticed he was wearing an ankle monitor when they went back to the vehicle.

"These kinds of things can evolve quickly and all of a sudden he threw it in drive and sped off," Paxton said.

Gordon said Price struck four vehicles along his trek to Alpharetta and two more in the city's downtown area.

He was shot after he nearly struck a police officer who was trying to stop traffic.

Despite his wounds, Price continued driving.

The chase ended when a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy used a vehicle maneuver that caused the car to topple a utility pole on Mid Broadwell Road in Alpharetta.

Gordon said Price crawled out of the vehicle before it caught fire.