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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.

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