NWGA Scanner | November 6th, 2022

Wanted felon arrested after brief chase ends with hours-long armed stand-off in Whitfield County

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On October 11th, 2022, at 4:16 AM, Deputy Woods was conducting traffic enforcement at the Pilot gas station on Carbondale Road. Deputy Woods ran GA Tag #TCH4738 through GCIC/NCIC on a stationary white 2013 Dodge Charger. GCIC/NCIC informed Deputy Woods that the vehicle had suspended registration and no valid insurance, and the registered owner (Jordan Brent Sanders, 26, of Dalton) of the vehicle had an active felony warrant out for his arrest. Deputy Woods attempted to initiate a traffic stop after the vehicle left the parking lot. According to the report, “Sanders failed to come to a complete stop at that point and sped off Eastbound on Carbondale Road. Sanders then attempted to make a complete U-turn around the Round-A-Bout but failed, causing the vehicle to go off a ledge into a business parking lot. Sanders continued Eastbound on Tilton Road. While heading Eastbound on Tilton Road, Sanders attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Nottingham Road. Sanders then failed to make that left turn and slid into a ditch, causing the vehicle to be un-drivable.” Sanders then fled on foot into the woods. According to the report, “Deputy Woods had sight on Sanders, so he brandished his Taser 7. Deputy Woods repeatedly asked Sanders to stop and show him his hands. Sanders then observed Deputy Woods gaining on him and decided to drop to the ground and immediately drew his firearm (Glock 19 Gen 5) and placed the muzzle of the firearm onto his temple. At that point, Deputy Woods then dropped his Taser 7 on the ground and drew his agency firearm. Sanders informed Deputy Woods, “Don’t come closer or I’ll do it”. Deputy Woods then attempted to verbally de-escalate the situation while standing by for other units to arrive to assist. Deputy Woods then asked Sanders for his name. Sanders stated, “If I told you my name, you would automatically shoot me”.” Deputy Woods continued to verbally de-escalate the situation as other units arrived. After several hours of intense moments of attempting to have Sanders drop the firearm, Lt. Rann advised Sanders that he would be able to have a cigarette if he dropped the gun. Sanders was eventually taken into custody. While inventorying the vehicle, deputies located a Winchester 12 Gauge X Pump shotgun lying on the passenger side floorboard. Sanders was booked into the Whitfield County Jail, charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of methamphetamine, driving on roadways laned for traffic, insurance requirements, suspended registration.