Friday December 8th, 2023 2:22AM

Forsyth County man charged following Habersham County burglary and car chase

By Steve Winslow Anchor/Reporter

A Forsyth County man is facing numerous charges following a brief chase Sunday after a burglary attempt in Habersham County's city of Cornelia.

Habersham County Sheriff's Office and Cornelia Police say homeowners found on video that Joshua Doster, 46, of Cumming allegedly tried to break into their home along Skyland Drive Sunday morning.

Just a short time later, Cornelia officers came across Doster in his truck during a traffic stop, only to have him trigger a high-speed chase through Habersham and Banks Counties.

Eventually, as several area agencies assisted Habesham and Banks law enforcement units,  a PIT maneuver by Alto police halted Doster along a portion of Highway 441. Georgia State Patrol Post 6 Gainesville is investigating the wreck since it occurred in Banks County.

Cornelia Police and the Habersham County Sheriff's Office are investigating several incidents that possibly involve Doster.

“Mr. Doster earlier in the day is alleged to have broken into another home off of Foster Street while the resident was home,” Cornelia Police Chief Jonathan Roberts said. “Items from the residence are currently missing.”

Additionally, a short distance from Foster Street, deputies investigated multiple entering auto cases Sunday morning on South Quail Trail off Old Cleveland Road.

“I found stuff that flew out of the truck when it was rolling down the road that actually belonged to our first victim on South Quail Trail,” Habersham County Sheriff’s Investigator George Cason said. “We also found a quantity of suspected marijuana. There were multiple different drug-related objects such as syringes, cap syringes, stuff like that, that were strewn out of the truck while it was rolling down the road.”

So far, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office has charged Doster with second-degree burglary, six counts of entering auto, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug-related objects.

Cornelia Police Department has charged Doster with first-degree burglary, criminal attempt to commit burglary, and fleeing and attempting to elude.

The trooper from GSP Post 6 charged Doster with driving under the influence

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