NWGA Scanner | June 15th, 2022

Atlanta pair arrested after speeding on I-75 and fleeing from Gordon County deputy

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On June 6th, 2022, at 1:46 PM, Sergeant Phillips was shooting laser on interstate I-75 northbound just south of the 320 exit ramp and checked a vehicle traveling 88 mph. According to the report, Sgt. Phillips let the car go past him, and then he got onto I-75 and activated his blue lights on his marked patrol unit. Sgt. Phillips witnessed the vehicle turn its blinker on and begin changing lanes. Sgt. Phillips lost visual with the vehicle and determined the vehicle exited mile marker 320. Sgt. Phillips then activated his siren and went around a tractor and trailer, and then witnessed the vehicle taking a right onto Resaca Lafayette Road eastbound at a high rate of speed. Sgt. Phillips continued to catch up to the vehicle and witnessed the vehicle enter the truck fueling island and stay to the left, going southbound behind all the tractors and trailers getting fuel. Sgt. Phillips then witnessed the vehicle traveling westbound back toward the store. Sgt. Phillips then went westbound in the parking lot as the vehicle attempted to go back northbound in the parking lot. Sgt. Phillips stopped inside the fuel island and noticed the vehicle had nowhere else to go and had stopped. Sgt. Phillips drew his department-issued handgun and started giving verbal commands for the suspects in the vehicle to show him their hands.” The driver, identified as Jaylon Renard Martin Spence, 21, of Atlanta, opened the driver’s door. The deputy advised all three occupants to stay inside the vehicle with their hands up. Deputy Ochoa arrived on the scene and assisted with arresting Spence. The front seat passenger Jamison Winston was also detained along with the rear seat passenger Trevion Joe Hill, 18, of Atlanta. Sgt. Phillips, Deputy Saylors, and Captain Worley then cleared the vehicle. Spence stated he did what he did because it was an emergency, that he had to get cell phones to his co-workers and that he didn’t see him. Spence advised the deputy he had loaded a gun inside the vehicle in a book bag. Also located in the bag was a large amount of marijuana. Another handgun was located in a book bag on the front floorboard with scales and more marijuana. According to the report, “Also inside the vehicle were several boxes of cell phones. Spence advised that they go around giving out free cell phones to people that can not afford them. The back seat passenger, Hill, came back with a warrant out for his arrest for felony failure to appear and was placed under arrest. Spence and Hill were booked into the Gordon County Jail. Spence was charged with speeding and fleeing.