Valdosta Daily Times

Local News

December 18, 2012

Chase ends in arrest

VALDOSTA — Stop sticks helped end a chase Sunday night, after deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle matching the description of a stolen car, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.

Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle at approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Airport Road and Madison Highway, reports stated.

The suspect’s car matched the description of a vehicle reported stolen to the Valdosta Police Department.

The suspect fled down Inner Perimeter Road and streaked through multiple traffic lights, reports stated.

A set of stop sticks were placed around the intersection of Inner Perimeter Road and East Park Avenue, reports stated. A brief foot chase ensued, according to reports, after the sticks deflated one of the vehicle’s tires which caused the driver to slam the car into a utility post, deputies reported.

Michael Anthony Sherman, 21, of Valdosta was apprehended a short distance from the vehicle by deputies and a Georgia State Patrol trooper. Authorities recovered a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria.

Sherman is charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, misdemeanor reckless driving, misdemeanor speeding, misdemeanor driving with a suspended license and other traffic charges, according to the sheriff’s office.

He has been detained at the Lowndes County Jail and his bail has been denied, reports stated.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Brown Johnson Solis Cardiovascular Surgeons.jpeg Cardiac, Vascular, Thoracic & Endovascular Surgeons Join South Georgia Medical Center

    The three surgeons will operate a full-time medical practice and professional office named the SGMC CardioVascular Institute.  The medical office, which is located in Suite 230 of the Professional Building which is adjacent to SGMC, will be open 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140729-Gas_Leak002.jpg Roadway closed after second gas line break

    For a second day in a row, workers from Valdosta’s Utilities Department struck a natural gas service line causing a leak that shut down a portion of Forrest Street, officials said.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • dump truck arrest photo.jpg Deputies nab stolen dump truck suspects

    The search for suspected dump truck thieves ended Tuesday afternoon with the arrest of two men in the same area officials searched extensively Monday.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bears sighted on Baytree

    A pair of bear sightings along Baytree Road this week could indicate a growing black bear population in Lowndes County.

    July 30, 2014

  • Johnson family files second suit against school

    Two months after filing a civil suit against Lowndes County Schools, Kendrick Johnson’s parents have filed a second suit against the school system which again claims that negligence and bullying led to their son’s death.

    July 30, 2014

  • Teachers Harvest

    With students and teachers returning to the classroom in the coming days, the need for school supplies is at the top of numerous priority lists. For teachers, this often means spending their money to ensure classrooms are fully stocked.

    July 30, 2014

  • Lake Park holds millage rate hearings

    Lake Park City Council held two public hearings Tuesday to discuss raising Lake Park's millage rate from 5.052 to 6.552, an increase of 1.5.

    July 30, 2014

  • 140729_celebritywaiter004.jpg Celebrity waiters raise $14,000 for CAC

    For local leaders, wearing aprons, counting tips and taking drink orders is quite the change from their day jobs. When it's for a good cause though, these “celebrities” didn't mind stepping out of their comfort zones to help.

    July 30, 2014 4 Photos

  • Jim Zachary Mug shot.jpg Zachary named The Valdosta Daily Times’ editor

    Veteran newspaper editor Jim Zachary has assumed the editor’s chair at The Valdosta Daily Times.
    During the past two decades Zachary has been one of the most decorated community newspaper journalists in Georgia and Tennessee.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140728-griner001.jpg Griner takes oath

     Surrounded by family, friends, and fellow commissioners, Clay Griner took the oath of office Monday morning as the Lowndes County Super District 5 commissioner.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

Top News
Poll

Do you agree with the millage rate increases?

Yes. We need to maintain services
No. Services should have been cut.
     View Results