NWGA Scanner | May 1st, 2022
According to a Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident, On March 21st, 2022, at 5:56 PM, dispatch advised that the Murray County Sheriff’s Office was in a vehicle pursuit and was entering Whitfield County on Highway 286. Dispatch advised that the driver, Jeffery Allen Amos, 44, Homeless, had multiple felony warrants out for his arrest. According to the report, “dispatch advised that the pursuit continued on Highway 286 onto Lower Dawnville Road and then westbound on Chatsworth Highway. When dispatch advised of the pursuit, Deputies Townsend, Craig, and Pack went en route. While en route dispatch advised that the pursuit was passing Cohulla Creek Drive.” Deputies made the right-hand turn from the south Bypass onto Chatsworth Hwy., and observed the white Toyota Corolla apply its brakes which caused the vehicle to skid. Jeffery then conducted a u-turn and proceeded back eastbound. According to the report, “When Deputy Pack got behind the vehicle, the vehicle started to swerve back and forth between both lanes of travel.” Jeffery then continued eastbound, reaching speeds of 100 mph. Deputy Pack even attempted a PIT (Pursuit Intervention Technique) maneuver on Jeffery to end the pursuit. When the deputy attempted a PIT, Jeffery applied his brakes or swerved in an attempt to cause Deputy Pack to hit his vehicle or crash. The pursuit continued with Jeffery driving extremely reckless, running stop signs, passing vehicles on the shoulder, passing vehicles in a no-passing zone, and traveling at a high rate of speed, showing no regard for the motoring public safety. The pursuit continued down several roads at a high rate of speed. According to the report, “While on Ridge Road, dispatch advised that the warrant showing for Jeffery was for felony probation violation. At that time, Sgt. Callahan advised deputies to terminate the pursuit. During the pursuit, the driver showed no regard for human life and motoring public safety. Murray County Sheriffs Office Deputy Jordan Hill advised that they were watching a residence and witnessed Jeffery enter the vehicle and leave. Deputy Hill stated that when they initiated a traffic stop, Jeffery actively fled, which began the vehicle pursuit. With the assistance of Judge Weaver, warrants for the offenses of felony fleeing to elude, passing on the shoulder, failure to maintain lane, wrong side of the road, failure to stop at a stop sign, reckless driving, aggressive driving, basic rules, no license, failure to signal while turning, passing in a no-passing zone, and speeding. On March 18th, 2022, Jeffery Amos was arrested on the warrants and booked into the Whitfield County Jail. On January 4th Jeffery was also arrested after a leading a Whitfield County deputy on a brief 100 mph chase.