A Gainesville man fleeing police on Ga. 365 is still at large after sideswiping a patrol car and forcing the vehicle into a guardrail near Cagle Road, according to Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.
No one in the patrol car was injured.
Bailes said it all started at 2:55 p.m. Saturday when Hall County warrant deputies received information that suspect Cody Jett, 24, was at the Racetrac station on Ga. 365. Jett was wanted in Forsyth County for fleeing and eluding.
The deputies arrived at the gas station and spotted him.
“While attempting to make contact, the suspect struck a vehicle in the parking lot to evade those deputies,” Bailes said, adding that nobody was injured.
Deputies then pursued Jett north on Ga. 365, and he ran the pursuing patrol car off the road, she said.
“The suspect continued north on 365, and contact was lost with the vehicle,” Bailes said.
The patrol car had moderate damage. Jett was last seen inside a black 1999 Honda Accord with extensive body damage.
Hall County Sheriff’s deputies have requested Georgia State Patrol’s assistance in the matter, and additional warrants will be taken out for Jett.
As of Saturday evening, Jett had not been taken into custody in Hall County, and Bailes said she had not been notified of his arrest by any other law enforcement agencies.