Search Continues for Silver Comet Trail Suspect
Tina Waddell, of Dallas, Georgia remains hospitalized after she was attacked while on the Silver Comet Trail on Tuesday.
About 26-miles of the trail are in Paulding County, which is patrolled by three deputies.
“They’re actually there, I guess rule of thumb, daylight to dark, they work 12-hour rotations out there,” says Lt. Colonel Chad Hunton, with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect has been described as a white male with dark hair.
“We’re getting a lot of phone calls, a lot of folks giving us information and obviously we’re taking that information, we’re trying to utilize that information and run down any potential leads that we’re getting,” says Hunton.
The Silver Comet Trail is nearly 62-miles long total and it runs from Smyrna to the Alabama state line.
Authorities advise trail walkers and joggers to go with at least another person.
“People need to pay attention to where they’re at, pay attention to their surroundings and what may be suspicious to them and if something is suspicious in nature, dial 9-1-1, you’re better safe to do that,” says Sgt. Dana Pierce, with the Cobb County Police Department.
Waddell’s family has started a fund with Sun Trust.
They are asking the public to make donations that will be used for medical expenses.