Police: Woman tried to hit officer with car in Cave Springs

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(Courtesy: Floyd County Police Department / Twitter)

A 51-year-old woman was arrested Friday after a massive manhunt prompted, police said after she tried to run over a police officer in Floyd County.

Kayla Wright was stopped at the Dollar General located at 19 Rome Road around 11:14 p.m.by officers from the Floyd County and Cave Springs police departments. Floyd County Police said she was spotted driving a black Camaro that was taken from Cherokee County, Alabama without the owner’s permission.

While the two officers were attempting to speak with Wright, police said she attempted to escaped and pointed the car at one of the officers. The Cave Springs Police officer opened fire, aiming at the engine of the car, attempting to disable it, police said.

Wright eventually popped the car in reverse and slammed into the store wall at a high speed, police said. She then jumped out of the window and rand from the scene, police said.


Police from both departments flooded the area, blocking roadways and establishing a perimeter. About two hours later, police said a Floyd County officer spotted her running between a set of apartments on Stewart Circle. Neighbors reported to police she had been taking clothes from the lines to try to disguise herself.

Police said she was taken into custody about two hours after she was stopped without any further incident. Wright was not injured.

Nearby Cave Spring Elementary, Georgia School for the Deaf and Cave Spring Center were all placed on lockdown during the search.

Charges are pending.