Men arrested after police say they tried to run over officer
by Nikki Wiley
April 14, 2014 12:00 AM | 4366 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brian Smith
Brian Smith
William Croy
William Croy
ACWORTH — An accused drug dealer who police say tried to run down an Acworth police officer remains in the Cobb jail without bond, facing seven felony charges.

Police say Brian Anthony Smith, of Jasper, assaulted an officer March 29 after fleeing All In One Car Wash on Baker Road, near Georgia 92 in Acworth. Police say Smith ran when he spotted officers approaching his vehicle during the investigation of a wanted person.

According to jail booking information, Smith is wanted by police in Cherokee, Paulding and Pickens counties.

Jail booking records did not give an exact age for Smith but listed his year of birth as 1975.

Smith is accused of attempting to run over one Acworth officer “almost striking him with his vehicle in an attempt to flee” and forcefully ramming his 2013 Kia Optima LX twice into another officer’s cruiser while the officer was inside the vehicle.

Police say Smith fled down two Acworth roads before speeding through a Publix parking lot which, according to an arrest warrant, was crowded with pedestrians.

Police say Smith continued onto Cowan Road, speeding to 85 mph in a 35 mph zone. Police say Smith rammed the officer’s car and drove through a fence at Newberry Park, where he was forced to stop because of muddy conditions. Police say he then fled on foot.

Officers cornered Smith near Main Street and arrested him.

Smith was found with 19 suspected Oxycodone pills, one suspected Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone pill and 8 grams of suspected marijuana, along with $610 in small denominations. His license was also suspended.

William Thomas Croy, of Woodstock, was a passenger in Smith’s car and has also been arrested, though, according to an arrest warrant, he was detained without incident.

According to an arrest warrant, police found a black eyeglass case on the passenger side of the vehicle containing drug paraphernalia, including syringes, spoons and multiple plastic bags

Croy is charged with two counts of felony intent to distribute and misdemeanor possession of drug-related objects.

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