Sheriff: Woman arrested after swerving at police, high-speed chase

- A dangerous police chase came to a dramatic end in Coweta County.

A deputy's body camera caught a car driven by 33-year-old Shannon Atkinson jumping train tracks near downtown Newnan, leaving a trail a sparks.

The pursuing deputy said later he didn't wanted the chase the reach the town square on a busy Saturday night.  So, he moved in.

Police say they had been looking for another suspect, 28-year-old-old Rashad Houston, after he failed to stop for a traffic violation.  In a Newnan neighborhood, they say he bailed out along with another man.  It was during the search for Houston and that man that police say Atkinson swerved at them with her car.

Turns out, according to police, Houston and Atkinson know each other. And they believe she drove her car to the search area to pick up Houston and the other man so they could escape.

In the body cam footage a deputy orders Atkinson out of her car at gunpoint after the chase.

No one was hurt.  Both Atkinson and Houston are being held in the Coweta County jail without bond.

She is charged with aggravated assault, fleeing and attempting to elude, and driving under the influence, among other charges. 

Investigators are still searching for the other man who they say bailed out of the car with Houston.

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