Kyrie Brown, 19, of Pace St., Cedartown, and Kieran Jackson, 18, of Marshall St., Cedartown are in the Polk County Jail, according to jail reports.
Brown, suspected as the passenger in the Kia, which police chased on Robert L. Parks and Central Streets area, was arrested near the scene of the wrecked car, police said.
He is charged with theft by receiving stolen property, party to a crime of fleeing or attempted to elude an officer, obstruction, and party to a crime of reckless driving.
Jackson, the suspected driver, was arrested later Wednesday evening after the K-9 team spent an hour dog tracking and found him in the woods near the Central Street area, according to Cedartown Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome.
Jackson is charged with theft by receiving stolen property, obstruction, failure to drive in a single lane, fleeing and attempting to elude police, driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident, two counts of striking unattended vehicle, reckless driving, reckless conduct, and second-degree criminal damage to property.
"I would like to commend the K-9 team, Officer John Zucker and Kye. They did an excellent job to help apprehend this suspect," Newsome said.
Newsome said the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Polk County Police Department also assisted his officers in handling the incident and search.
Newsome said a patrol officer was on the road around 5 p.m. when the officer spotted the driver of a Kia and, based on past police experience, believed that driver was unlicensed. The officer tried to initiate a traffic stop but the driver fled, Newsome said.
The chase continued for several blocks along the Robert L. Parks Street area and headed west on Central Street.
He said pair bailed out of the Kia they were in while it was rolling down a hill on Central Street. The car then grazed the side of a telephone pole, went into a yard, struck a brick mailbox and ultimately struck a parked vehicle.
No one was injured, Newsome said.
The driver and a passenger then fled on foot in separate directions, he said. Police went on a foot chase and apprehended Brown, he said.
As events unfolded, Newsome said 911 advised police the car was reported stolen.