Chase of stalking suspect involves Catoosa County school

GRAYSVILLE, Georgia (WDEF) – The Catoosa County Sheriff details a chase of a man suspected of stalking a woman in a park that eventually led to a shutdown of a local elementary school.

It began Thursday morning at Jack Mattox park.

That’s where a woman was walking when she noticed a man who was acting suspiciously.

She says as she got into her car, he also got into a vehicle.

She says he then pulled in front of her, seemingly hoping she would crash into him.

But instead, she pulled around an left.

But the man followed her to Highway 41.

She eventually pulled into the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Department, where deputies noticed something was wrong.

They began chasing the suspect vehicle to Graysville Elementary School.

Then the suspect bailed out of his vehicle and began running among the children playing outside.

The school was put on lockdown.

Deputies found William A. Harrison in the woods nearby.

The Sheriff says Harrison is not cooperating and refusing to give them any information on himself.

Right now, he faces driving offenses and possession of meth.

So Sheriff Sisk is asking for the public’s help.

If you saw a 2015 grey Nissan Altima with Tennessee license plate 5T58B6 driving along Pine Grove Road to Highway 41 to the Sheriff’s Office at 8:43 a.m. today, please contact Detective Josh Moore at (706)935-2424.

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