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Mableton man on motorcycle accused of fleeing police and crashing


A Mableton man is facing reckless driving and other charges following an incident where he allegedly fled from the police and crashed his motorcycle on August 10th.

According to an arrest warrant issued by the Cobb County Police Department 48-year-old Jimmy Clyde Edwards was riding a 1998 Suzuki 600 motorcycle that did not have a tag. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop at Fontaine Road and Montpelier Drive in Mableton. Instead of complying, Edwards is accused of speeding away from the scene. The arrest warrant states that Edwards led the police on a pursuit through several residential streets, reaching speeds in excess of 65 mph and disregarding stop signs. Edwards eventually veered off the road and crashed the motorcycle while traveling parallel to the driveway at 515 Landers Drive. 

Following the crash, he allegedly attempted to flee on foot. Police found in Edwards’ pocket a clear plastic baggie containing approximately 4 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Police learned that Edwards had six suspensions on his Georgia driver’s license and that the motorcycle he was riding had a canceled registration, no tag, and no insurance.

The charges against Edwards include reckless driving; fleeing/attempting to elude; possession; failure to register vehicle; no insurance; reckless driving; obstruction/hindering law enforcement; failure to stop at a stop sign; driving on wrong side of road; failure to maintain lane; and driving on a suspended license.

According to jail records Edwards was booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. He remains in custody without bond.


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