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Driver arrested after ditching stolen red Corvette, hiding in north Forsyth woods
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NORTH FORSYTH — Authorities have arrested a Calhoun man who led them on a high-speed chase Tuesday before abandoning a stolen Corvette in north Forsyth and hiding in the woods for several hours.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, deputies detained 35-year-old James Doyle Moss about 5 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a suspicious person in the area off Hurt Bridge Road near Starr Creek.

The vehicle had previously been found in the driveway of a home on Martin Lane.

Moss has been charged with felony theft by receiving a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, fleeing from an officer and failure to obey traffic control device. Other charges include failure to maintain lane, too fast for conditions and driving on a suspended license.

Once Moss is released from the Forsyth County Detention Center, he will be turned over to neighboring Cherokee County to face charges in that jurisdiction.

According to an incident report, the homeowner on Martin Lane told 911 he saw “a bald man with a lot of tattoos” pull into his driveway, grab something from the passenger seat and run north into nearby woods.

As far as the local sheriff’s office could determine, Moss had no previous criminal history in Forsyth, according to Robin Regan, a spokesman for the agency.

There was no indication the public was in danger at any time throughout the incident, Regan said.

The connection between Moss and the stolen 1990 red Corvette remained unclear, though the vehicle was turned over to Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies so it could be returned to its owner in Canton.

Forsyth deputies were first alerted to Moss about 9:30 a.m. when two patrol cars began to follow the suspected stolen Corvette.

The vehicle failed to pull over after deputies turned on their lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop.

Moss reportedly weaved between lanes, ran a red light and passed vehicles across a double yellow line, reaching speeds up to 110 mph on Bethelview Road.