NWGA Scanner | January 13th, 2022

Unlicensed Tunnel Hill man arrested after brief 100 mph chase in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on January 4th, 2021, around 3:57 AM, Deputy Caraway noticed a white in color Toyota Corolla turn right off of Old Grade onto GA 3 heading southbound. According to the report, “Deputy Caraway took notice of the vehicle because he had seen the vehicle earlier and when he went to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, the vehicle evaded Deputy Caraway before he could get behind the vehicle to conduct the traffic stop.” Deputy Caraway attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. According to the report, “The vehicle turned into the Circle K on Airport Road and then accelerated through the parking lot and back onto Airport Road heading south with complete disregard for the motoring public. Deputy Caraway informed LT. Gibson the reason for the traffic stop. The vehicle continued south on Airport Road, reaching speeds over 105 miles an hour. The vehicle also failed to stay in its lane of travel and had driven in the oncoming lane. Deputy Caraway asked to dispatch a second time for the return on the information. While Deputy Caraway was waiting for the return, the vehicle slammed on its brakes and slid past Sane Road. The vehicle then failed to make a successful left-hand turn onto Keith Mill Road. The vehicle jumped a ditch and went into the woods.” The deputy then observed a white male, later identified as Jeffery Allen Amos, 44, of Tunnel Hill, get out of the vehicle and run into the woods towards Keith Mill Road. Deputy Caraway was able to cut Amos off at a barbed wire fence and shined his flashlight on Amos. According to the report, “Mr. Amos then gave up and complied with Deputy Caraway and his verbal commands. Deputy Caraway placed Mr. Amos under arrest without further incident.” Amos was found to not have a valid driver’s license. Amos was transported to the Whitfield County Jail, charged with taillights, failure to maintain lane, too fast for conditions, driving on the right side of the roadway, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude felony, driving without a valid License, and willful obstruction of law enforcement.