Getting pulled over by a police officer in Georgia is not one of the most pleasant experiences. Deciding you would not rather have the experience and attempting to flee from the officer can make things decidedly worse. In Georgia, a first offense of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer is known as a high and aggravated misdemeanor. If convicted, the person will face at least ten days and up to 12 months of jail time. The fine for the offense can range from $500 to $5,000. In addition to these punitive measures, if there is an accident while fleeing and someone is killed, you could face charges of first-degree vehicular homicide.
Times Free Press reports that a man wanted in a deadly crash in Mississippi has been killed following a police chase in Georgia.
On Friday night, Georgia State Patrol troopers were notified that a wanted person, identified as Jarvis Demetrious Brown, was inbound to Georgia from Mississippi.
The initial incident occurred on Friday afternoon in Gulfport, Mississippi. Shots were fired between two vehicles, leading to an accident. Four people were in the other vehicle, which then flipped over. Three of those occupants were ejected from the car.
A young boy died from his injuries at the scene.
At some point during the altercation, Brown’s former domestic partner suffered a gunshot to the head. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Brown returned to his home and then fled to Georgia. His vehicle was located in Coweta County. Brown shot at deputies through his windshield before they were able to pin him against a median.
Brown then turned the gun on himself.
No deputies were injured.
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