High-speed chase from GA to NC ends with crash, arrest
(Special thanks to Craig Salmon at WRBN-FM for contributing to this report)
A 21 mile chase that started in the Clayton, GA Tuesday afternoon reaches speeds of over 100 miles per hour and ends with two crashes in Macon County.
Assistant Chief of the Clayton Police Department Andy Strait says around 5:45 Tuesday afternoon, an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a driver identified as thirty five year old Jeffrey Bryant Davis of Williamson, South Carolina, who was failing to maintain his lane and not wearing a seatbelt while traveling north on Highway 441.
At that point, Strait says the driver quickly accelerated and the chase was on, with Davis avoiding multiple sets of stop sticks between Clayton and Franklin including one in Dillard, and running more than one red light.
The investigation led to the discovery that the 2000 Lincoln Continental had been stolen from Anderson County, South Carolina.
Macon County Sheriff Robbie Holland indicated the unidentified driver from South Carolina was driving a stolen car in an erratic and dangerous manner on 441 at speeds of over 110 mph.
Officers joined the pursuit and the suspect ended up crashing through the fence at the Recreation Park Pool.
One Deputy involved in the chase crashed into a bank on Allman Drive to avoid hitting another motorist. Davis was taken to Angel Medical Center, and the deputy was not reported injured.
Davis was arrested on several charges and booked into the Detention Center on a $20,000 bond