The Newnan Times-Herald


Man arrested in suspected burglary, fleeing case

  • By Clay Neely
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  • Jul. 04, 2018 - 7:48 AM

An Alabama man suspected of burglary is now in jail following a vehicle and foot pursuit.

Noah Chance Madden, 20, of McCalla, is now facing a number of charges including burglary, aggravated assault and fleeing from police, according to jail documents.

On Monday, residents of a home on Shell Road believed that Madden or someone else may have ransacked a room in their house, according to Major Mark Fenninger with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Madden then allegedly pointed a pistol at the residents and ran outside where he reportedly discharged a firearm and fled the scene in his vehicle.

A description of the vehicle was broadcast through the 911 center. Minutes later, Sgt. John Curtis observed the vehicle traveling south on Highway 29 coming from the direction of the call.

Curtis followed the vehicle until it stopped at a gas station on Hwy. 29 South and Hal Jones Road. Curtis called for backup units and waited for them to arrive before calling the suspect out of the vehicle.

Moments later, Madden fled the parking lot and fled the scene traveling south on Hwy. 29 again. Curtis followed at a safe distance behind the fleeing vehicle and was waiting for back-up to now assist him with the motor vehicle pursuit, Fenninger said.

Madden passed vehicles in a no-passing zone, and was speeding in excess of 30 miles-per-hour above the posted speed limit before he disregarded a traffic signal at the intersection of Hwy. 16 and Ga. 34 Bypass and was struck by another vehicle, according to investigators.

The pursuit continued on GA 34 Bypass traveling through the intersection of Ga. 34 Bypass and Roscoe Road.

After observing Madden’s dangerous driving pattern during the pursuit, SGT. Curtis performed the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) on the vehicle which then rotated in the roadway, struck the median curb and then struck the wood line closest to the Coweta County Prison Camp, Fenninger said.

Madden reportedly fled on foot from the vehicle and soon disappeared into the wood line. His vehicle later ignited and was severely burned.

Units from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Newnan Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol quickly set up a perimeter and conducted a search in the area using a K-9 unit and a drone equipped with a FLIR and thermal imaging unit.

Due to the thick wooded canopy and kudzu located in the area, along with impending severe weather, the search for Madden was called off approximately two and a half hours into the search.

On Tuesday, Madden was located and arrested near the Witcher Station. He was transported to Newnan Piedmont Hospital and checked for injuries and was later transported to the Coweta County Jail.

Madden faces multiple felony charges and traffic charges and the case is still under investigation with the Coweta County Criminal Investigation Division.