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Suspect wanted for running sheriffs deputy off the road found in Habersham
James Jett being held at jail without bond
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James Cody Jett

A Gainesville man wanted for allegedly fleeing from police and running a deputy off the road was arrested Saturday in Habersham County, according to authorities.

James Cody Jett, 24, is accused of side-swiping a Hall County Sheriff’s Office patrol car and forcing it into a guardrail Nov. 21 on Cagle Road, spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes previously said to The Times. No one was injured.

Deputies pursued Jett after discovering him around 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Racetrac gas station on Ga. 365. He was wanted in Forsyth County for fleeing and eluding.

“While attempting to make contact, the suspect struck a vehicle in the parking lot to evade those deputies,” Bailes previously told The Times.

Sheriff’s Office deputies followed Jett northbound on Ga. 365 when Jett allegedly struck the deputy’s vehicle.

“The suspect continued north on 365, and contact was lost with the vehicle,” Bailes said.

Jett’s 1999 Honda Accord had extensive body damage, and the patrol car suffered moderate damage, Bailes said.

Bailes said Jett was found Saturday morning at a residence off of Mud Creek Road. He was taken into custody at the Hall County Jail and is being held without a bond.

According to the booking log, Jett was charged with felony hit and run, aggravated assault on a peace officer, having a suspended license, having no proof of insurance, failing to maintain lane, failing to stop at an accident, reckless driving and fleeing.

Jett did not request a committal hearing, according to Magistrate Court officials.

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