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Two await extradition to Cherokee County, Alabama

November 22, 2017--11:55 a.m.


More details have been released regarding a chase that began in Cherokee County, Alabama and ended in Floyd County Monday evening with the arrest of two people.

According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle Alabama Highway 9 north of Cedar Bluff for not having a license plate.

It was later discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Emerson, Georgia.

The pursuit came to an end at the intersection of Georgia Highway 20 and Highway 100 near Plant Hammond and the two people in the vehicle were taken into custody with assistance from the Floyd County Police Department.

Illegal drugs were also discovered inside that vehicle.

The driver, 26-year old Nicholas J. Ashley of Rome and the passenger, Catherine G. Sartin of Lindale were transported to the Floyd County Jail, where they await extradition to Cherokee County on charges of receiving stolen property, attempting to elude, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ashley is also charged with a probation violation.