Kingsland Man Jailed Here As Long Pursuit Climaxes With Blow-Out On U.S. 1
A Kingsland man is in jail here, charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer after he rammed a Camden County Sheriff’s Department patrol unit, then took lawmen on a 100-plus mph chase from Camden into Ware County.
Jereamy Dallen Harrell, 18, of Kingsland, was finally overtaken when a tire on his car blew and it crashed on U.S. 1 near the Charlton-Ware county line Saturday, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Royal said top speeds were more than 120 mph during the chase.
Harrell was taken into custody about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer as well as numerous traffic charges.
Riding in the front passenger seat of Harrell’s 2014 Kia Spectra was a 16-year-old girl, said Royal. She was not charged, he said.
No one was injured when the car crashed into the median on U.S. 1 about two miles inside Ware County from Charlton.
The chase began when Harrell made a turn-around at a roadblock on Georgia Highway 40 in Camden County. Lawmen reported that he took off, rammed a Camden County patrol unit and continued east on Highway 40, turning onto U.S. 1 in Folkston.
A tire on the passenger side of the car blew, Royal said, causing Harrell to lose control.
He was booked in Ware County and then turned over to be returned to Camden County to face charges there, Royal said.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper Dustin Stone investigated the crash.
Harrell’s charges include felony attempting to elude, reckless driving, reckless conduct, failure to yield to emergency vehicles, aggressive driving, passing on the shoulder of the roadway, driving on the wrong side of the road, improper U-turn, driving with a suspended license, following too closely, turning without using turn signals, passing in a no-passing zone, failure to wear a seatbelt, failure to maintain a lane and speeding in a construction zone, said Royal.