Warrants to be signed for suspect

Published 10:49 am Monday, November 27, 2017

AMERICUS — The subject of a chase starting in Crisp County and ending in the Cobb area is still subject to prosecution, even after more than a week.
According to Col. Eric Bryant, chief deputy, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, his department was notified after midnight Nov. 19, when Georgia State Patrol Post 10 requested their assistance in stopping a vehicle in the DeSoto area.
Four Sumter County deputies joined the chase that took law enforcement all over the DeSoto area and back to U.S. Highway 280, according to Bryant.
The vehicle being pursued then continued to the Lamar and North Spring Creek roads area for about 30 minutes. At that point the suspect drove into the backyard of a residence on the water, left his vehicle and jumped into the Flint River, swimming away. He was described as a white male and shirtless.
The Times-Recorder spoke with Al Greer of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on Friday about the matter. Greer would not comment on the case other than to say warrants would not be signed on the suspect until next week.
According to FaceBook chatter, the suspect was shining deer in Lee County when the game warden chased him into Sumter County and the Lake Blackshear area.
— Beth Alston