Trooper ends high-speed chase of man wanted for shoplifting with PIT on I-75 in Catoosa County
According to a Catoosa County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Sunday, May 17th, 2020, at approximately 3:36 AM, Deputy Henry was sitting stationary on Battlefield Parkway at the CHI Memorial hospital when he observed a blue in color Ford F150 drive by without a working tag light nor a working driver side brake light. Deputy Henry attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Battlefield Parkway at Dietz Road when the offender later identified as Jason Tyler Gates, 25 homeless, failed to stop. The deputy advised Catoosa County Communications Center that he was in pursuit with Gates on Deitz Road. During the pursuit, Gates reached speeds of 85 mph in a 35 mph zone while on Dietz Road. Gates continued to fail to maintain his lane as he continued to flee. Gates continued fleeing, turning eastbound onto Cloud Spring Road, still failing to maintain his lane. The offender turned southbound onto interstate 75, traveling at speeds of 98 mph in a 70 mph zone. The deputy had the Catoosa County E911 request Georgia State Patrol for further assistance. GSP Trooper Capehart took the lead in the pursuit at exit 348. Shortly after taking the lead in the pursuit, Trooper Capehart terminated the pursuit with a PIT maneuver causing Gates to come to a complete stop at mile marker 347. Gates was taken into custody and transported to the Catoosa County Detention Center, where he was turned over to jail staff without incident. Gates had a warrant out of Fort Oglethorpe PD for shoplifting. Gates was booked in on the warrant, felony fleeing, and a slew of traffic charges.