mostlycloudy
Sunday July 5th, 2015 1:37PM

Dahlonega man injured when hit by fleeing suspect

By Staff
DAHLONEGA - A Florida man faces a long list of charges after fleeing in a stolen truck from Lumpkin County authorities and Georgia State Patrol troopers, hitting a pedestrian in the process.<br /> <br /> The Georgia State Patrol said in a press statement the incident happened Wednesday just after 3 p.m. when a trooper spotted the truck on Ben Higgins Road and pursued it onto Highway 9 in south Lumpkin County. He performed a PIT maneuver and forced the truck into a field, but the suspect continued to drive.<br /> <br /> The suspect - identified as Shannon Jones, age 36, of Ocala, Florida - drove across the field and into a parking lot where he hit a post and sign and the pedestrian, according to the GSP.<br /> <br /> Jones then fled the scene on foot; he was pursued by officers and caught after a brief foot chase.<br /> <br /> The injured pedestrian, 42-year-old Terry Dean Grizzle of Dahlonega was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was unknown.<br /> <br /> The State Patrol said Jones was taken to NGMC for treatment, as well. He faces the following charges, according to authorities: theft by taking, passing in a no passing zone, serious injury by vehicle, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, failure to notify owner upon striking fixture, failure to stop at stop sign, hit and run/leaving the scene of an accident, speeding in excess of maximum limits, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer and failure to maintain lane. <br /> <br />
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
Stormy weather possible this afternoon
Mother Nature may put on her own fireworks show this afternoon and tonight across Georgia.
12:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Hall Co. officials: no reported injuries from fireworks
Now that the proverbial dust has settled on another Fourth of July holiday, authorities in Hall County say it was a relatively quiet one, even with the advent of new consumer fireworks.
9:34AM ( 4 hours ago )
Suwanee to hold open house to discuss downtown master plan
Suwanee officials will host an open house Thursday, July 9, to give citizens an update on the city's Downtown Master Plan.
8:31AM ( 5 hours ago )
Early voting continues in Flowery Branch, Forsyth Co.
Early voting for July 14 runoff elections continues through Friday in Flowery Branch and Forsyth County.
6:28AM ( 7 hours ago )
White County wreck hurts one, shuts down GA 115
A single-vehicle wreck around 2:30 p.m. Saturday shut down or seriously impacted traffic on Georgia Highway 115 at the White/Lumpkin County line for about an hour.
1:21AM ( 12 hours ago )