Dalton motorcyclist arrested after fleeing from Whitfield County deputy during search warrant

According to the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On April 19th, 2023, at 8:20 PM, Deputy Figg was assisting the drug unit on a search warrant at 212 Browning Way when a 2001 Suzuki GSX-R600 being driven by Jason Allen Sexton, 46, of Dalton, passed the deputy. According to the drug units, Jason was the target of the search warrant. According to the report, “Deputy Figg got a good look at the rider of the bike and did recognize the rider of the bike as Jason Sexton, as Deputy Figg used to be a Drug Court Surveillance officer in Drug Court when Jason Sexton was a participant. Deputy Figg attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the motorcycle.” Jason accelerated at an extremely high rate of speed, turning onto Coogler Road over shooting the turn going off the right lane, south, on Coogler, then coming back into the southbound lane of Coogler then passing a vehicle on a double yellow line traveling south in the northbound lane up a blind hill. Deputy Figg immediately turned off all his emergency equipment and terminated the pursuit. Through GCIC, Jason only had a class C license, not a motorcycle license. Also, through GCIC, the registration expired back on 04/05/2023. Also, in GCIC, both the registration on the motorcycle and his license show his address still on 500 Commerce Drive, Apt 8. Detective Caraway advised he, Jason, has been living at the 212 Browning Way address for a while now. Jason was arrested on May 19th, 2023, and booked into the Whitfield County Jail, charged with stop sign violation, failing to maintain a single lane, expired tag, driving without a license, passing on a double yellow, too fast for conditions, reckless driving, felony fleeing to elude, failure to change address, and failure to wear eye protection.

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