Georgia rape suspect caught after high-speed chase ends in crash, police say

Andrew Head is facing multiple charges after allegedly leading Marietta police officers on a high-speed chase during the weekend.

(FOX5 Atlanta)

The suspect of a rape and kidnapping was arrested Sunday after allegedly leading Georgia police on a high-speed chase — during which he crashed into another driver, officials said.

The Marietta Police Department said the collision happened Sunday morning near the intersection of South Cobb Drive near fairground Street in Marietta.

During the chase, Andrew, Head, 27, merged into oncoming traffic, and hit another car head-on, the police told FOX5 Atlanta. Both drivers were sent to Kennestone Hospital for medical assistance.

“He absolutely put a number of motorists’ lives in danger,” Marietta police officer Chuck McPhilamy said.

The chase began around 9:00, after a woman locked herself in the bathroom of a local Texaco station and the 911 to report that she was kidnapped and raped numerous times in her van, FOX5 reported. The police say that the alleged attacker, Head, stole her from behind and fled away.

Authorities traced the van later in the day and gave the driver to stop. But instead of cooperative, Head flew off, and at one point drove directly to the officials, the officials said.

“We’re just happy that this violent suspect was taken into custody and not in the pain of someone else,” McPhilamy told FOX5.

Head faces several charges, including rape, robbery with violence and kidnapping.

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