Thursday May 30th, 2024 12:27PM

Wanted Alto man turns himself in to Habersham County authorities

By Christian Ashliman Anchor/Reporter

A man facing several arrest warrants in Habersham County has turned himself in.

In an update at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, the Habersham County Sheriff's Office said Jarrid Dionta Carter, 35, of Alto is now in custody.

The agency issued an alert Wednesday asking for the public's help locating Carter.


Original story published Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.:

The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating Jarrid Diontae Carter, who is facing several arrest warrants.

According to a release, Sheriff Joey Terrell said Carter, 35, was originally wanted on a first-degree forgery warrant. Carter reportedly fought with a deputy sheriff who was attempting to arrest him during a traffic stop, knocking the sheriff down in the altercation.

Carter now faces charges of escape, two counts of obstruction, theft by taking and a felony probation warrant from the traffic stop incident.

Officials said Carter was on probation for an original charge of possession of Schedule 1 drugs. He is not currently believed to be a danger to the public.

Habersham officials encourage anyone with information on the whereabouts of Carter to call the sheriff’s office at (706) 839-0500 or Habersham Dispatch at (706) 778-3911.

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