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Man captured after authorities say he fired at Lumpkin County officers
Gerardo Jonathan Flowers

A manhunt in Lumpkin County ended Monday afternoon when authorities located and arrested Gerardo "Jerry" Jonathan Flowers, a Gainesville man accused of firing a gun at sheriff’s office deputies during a chase on Sunday. 

In a statement posted on Facebook Monday, July 12, Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard announced that Flowers, 29, had been apprehended at about noon after hours of searching throughout the night. 

Flowers is accused of firing a gun at officers during a car chase in the area of Mount Olive Church Road in Dahlonega on Sunday. Authorities say that after firing at the officers, Flowers fled into a wooded area of southeast Lumpkin County. 

Jarrard said in a separate video on the manhunt, that Flowers may have been attempting “suicide by cop,” based on a note that Flowers allegedly released.  

Authorities have not released how Flowers was found and apprehended or what started the incident on Sunday. 

So far, Flowers has been charged with aggravated assault and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. Jarrard said previously that Flowers may also be wanted on charges in Hall and Habersham counties. 

As of Monday, Flowers was being held in the Lumpkin County Jail without bond.

This article originally published in the Dawson County News, a sister publication of The Times.

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