Gordon County deputy uses PIT maneuver to end high-speed chase with Calhoun man

According to a Gordon County Sheriff’s Office incident report, On Thursday, July 20th, 2023, at 1:40 AM, Deputy Carnes was on routine patrol in the area of GA-3 and GA-136 traveling behind a black Honda Accord speeding at 62 mph in a 35 mph. The Honda then accelerated its speed, and Deputy Carnes attempted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Hardees. According to the report, “Deputy Carnes watched the driver, later identified as Jonathan Keith Bradley Jr., 23, of Calhoun, throw what appeared to be a glass meth smoking device out of the driver side window, causing it to bust and then accelerate back onto GA-3. Deputy Carnes then told Gordon E-911 that he would be in pursuit of the Honda southbound on Ga-3. Deputy Carnes pursued the Honda south on GA-3, where he used the turning lane to pass an eighteen-wheeler. Deputy Carnes continued to pursue the Honda south on GA-3, where it then turned onto Mauldin Road. Deputy Carnes continued pursuing the Honda and passed Henkel Street, where Jonathan slammed on his brakes, causing Deputy Carnes to brake to avoid a collision. The pursuit then continued south on Mauldin Road, where the Honda went airborne across the railroad tracks at the end of Mauldin Road. The pursuit then turned back south onto GA-3, where it went into a parking lot of a gas station at the corner of GA-3 and GA-156. The pursuit then continued eastbound on GA-156, passing College Street.” Deputy Carnes then utilized Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) after College Street. The Honda spun out, and Deputy Carnes conducted a felony stop of the vehicle. Jonathan was taken into custody and booked into the Gordon County Jail. Jonathan was charged with speeding, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to stop at a stop sign, and felony fleeing and attempting to elude.

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