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4 arrested after police pursuit led to Paulding Co. schools lockdown

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Four people have been arrested after a police pursuit that started in Villa Rica and ended in Paulding County on Thursday.

A Villa Rica officer attempted to pull over a truck carrying four people, according to Villa Rica police.

The truck immediately fled from the officer and a chase ensued.

Once the pursuit entered Paulding County, one of the suspects leaned out the window of the truck and began firing rounds from a high-powered assault rifle at the Villa Rica officer who was pursuing.

The suspect turned into Brookwood Subdivision which is directly across the street from South Paulding High School and Dugan Elementary School. Once in the subdivision, the driver drove through yards, destroyed mailboxes, and even drove through a privacy fence. The vehicle ultimately became disabled when it plowed through a pine tree thicket in one of the wooded portions of the subdivision.

Police searched the area near the two schools and the suspects were later apprehended.

During the search, the schools were on lockdown.

The suspects were identified as Raymond Edward Messel, 29, David Anthony Bray, 35, Amanda Hilary McGee, 35, and Kimberly Denise Mauldin, 27.

It is unclear what charges they face.

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