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Hall law officers nab wanted man
Suspect who led police on three county pursuit finally caught in Walton County
Bryan Douglas Osborne

A Flowery Branch man wanted on numerous outstanding warrants was apprehended Thursday night following a pursuit that led into Gwinnett and Walton counties, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.

After the suspect ran into a wooded area behind a shopping center on Ga. 81 in Walton County, he was arrested by a K-9 police dog team with help from other law enforcement agencies.

Bryan Douglas Osborne, 28, initially was wanted by the Flowery Branch Police Department after an Oct. 20 domestic incident for which he was charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, laying drags, leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless and aggressive driving.

Flowery Branch police chief David Spillers said that according to the responding officer’s report, Osborne rammed the victim’s car with his car several times after she tried to distance herself after a breakup.

The victim contacted police, and as officers attempted to arrest him, Spillers said Osborne attempted to hit an officer with his car.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office, in assisting Flowery Branch Police with Osborne’s apprehension, charged him with aggravated assault on a peace officer and criminal damage to property in the second degree.

He now faces additional charges of feeling/eluding, misdemeanor obstruction of officers, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance.

No injuries to officers or bystanders resulted in the arrest, the sheriff’s office said, though the suspect was treated for minor injuries.

Osborne is being held in the Hall County Jail. Additional charges are pending in other jurisdictions as a result of the pursuit, the sheriff’s office said.

This case remains under investigation by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Uniform Patrol Division.

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