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Two arrested in Forsyth County following chase

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May 31, 2013
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Two men arrested yesterday had jewelry, cash and passports in their car. The only problem, the items didn't belong to them, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

Connor Dimick, 20, of Marietta and Erik Schatz, 18, of Lawrenceville were arrested about 1 p.m. May 30 after a road and foot chase.

Dimick was charged with obstruction of law enforcement, fleeing and attempting to elude, possession of marijuana, failure to yield, failure to stop, speeding and reckless driving.

Schatz was charged with obstruction of law enforcement.

The events unfolded when Deputy First Class Lawrence Tanner on patrol at Peachtree Parkway (Ga. 141) in South Forsyth noticed the driver of a silver Toyota Camry not wearing a seatbelt.

When the driver turned into the Bridle Ridge subdivision, Tanner attempted a traffic stop.

The driver, later identified as Dimick, stepped on the gas.

The passenger, identified as Schatz, jumped out of the car and fled on foot.

Deputies were able to stop Dimick's Toyota using a patrol intervention technique (PIT) maneuver.

Dimick took off running and was caught soon after, and Schatz was arrested in the woods near Bridle Ridge subdivision.

Deputies say a number of items found in their possession did not belong to the two suspects, including jewelry, cash and passports.

Cobb County Police later questioned both men in relation to burglaries in that jurisdiction. None of the stolen items were from Forsyth County, said Deputy Courtney Spriggs, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

Dimick remained at the Forsyth County Detention Center May 31 with a bond of $6,930. Schatz's bond is $1,155.

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