By Ralph O. Dennis
Last night a little after 9 p.m. , a Pickens County Sheriff’s deputy observed a car that was identified as belonging to an individual that had several outstanding warrants from Cherokee County. When the deputy turned on his lights to make the stop, the suspect fled starting the high speed chase.
As he “blew” through the four-way stop in Tate, troopers from the GA State Patrol joined the pursuit. The pursuit was going south on old Hwy. 5. Just before the entrance to the Riverstone sub-division, the trooper executed the pit maneuver causing the suspect’s vehicle to leave the road on the east side. The vehicle struck a tree and overturned. Both occupants (the male suspect and a female companion) remained in the vehicle until removed by the deputies and troopers.
While at the scene, Lt. Chris Tucker, Pickens Sheriff’s Office, said that both individuals would be transported to the hospital to be checked. The male was arrested on the warrants from Cherokee County and other charges. Updated: Arrested was Jacob Cole Henson of Satterfield Road, Canton. He is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer (Felony), as well as several traffic offenses.