The Valdosta Daily Times
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.