A high speed chase that started in Lowndes County, Ga. was stopped in Madison County with the assistance of Madison County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, July 27. According to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office report, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of Christopher Wayne Jenkins, 23, of Valdosta, Ga. in a high-speed chase on Monday, July 27 at 11 a.m. Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Jasper Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the chase and capture of Jenkins. Jenkins was heading south on US Hwy. 41 in his red Ford Mustang. Hamilton County dispatch advised that Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit and was requesting assistance. A Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy responded and was in place to deploy tire spikes when Jenkins spotted him, changed lanes and ran directly towards the deputy.
The deputy ran towards the woods to escape being hit. Jenkins continued south and then turned west on State Road 6. The chase reached speeds over 100 MPH. The pursuit continued into Madison County and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office was able to deploy stop sticks near the intersection of Cross Clover Road and State Road 6. During the deployment, Jenkins made an attempt to run over a Madison County Sheriff’s deputy. Jenkins sustained two front flat tires, pulled to the right side of the road and stopped. Once stopped, Jenkins was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed three empty cans of Natural Light beer and three unopened cans. Jenkins waived his extradition rights and was transported to the Hamilton County Jail. He was charged with driving under the influence, flee/elude law enforcement officers with lights/sirens active and aggravated assault on officer. According to the report, Jenkins was very apologetic in regards to the chase. He stated that his wife took everything from him.
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1. Christopher Wayne Jenkins