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Lumpkin County chase ends in Hall after car strikes fence
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From left, Samantha Woody, Brandon Flanagan, Herman Dover and John Rodgers II

A Tuesday, March 19, vehicle chase starting in Lumpkin County ended in northwest Hall County after the suspect’s car hit a wooden fence, according to authorities.

Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Alan Roach said a deputy tried to stop a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee with four people inside for defective equipment.

“Once the deputy initiated their emergency equipment, the vehicle failed to come to a stop and the occupants could be observed conducting movements that are similar with someone hiding items under the seat,” Roach wrote in a news release.

The driver, Samantha Woody, allegedly lost control and drove the Jeep into a wooden fence on Cool Springs Road.

Roach said all four people in the car ran. Two were apprehended by Hall County deputies, and the last two were taken into custody by a Lumpkin County deputy and his K-9 partner.

The three others arrested were Brandon Darrell Flanagan, Herman Mitchell Dover and John Thomas Rodgers II.

Woody faces several charges related to drug possession and traffic violations. Charges are pending against the other occupants.