UPDATE: Man behind bars after Stewart Co. chase leads to officer-involved shooting in Dawson

UPDATE: Man behind bars after Stewart Co. chase leads to officer-involved shooting in Dawson
(Source: WALB)

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - One person is behind bars after a chase in Stewart County ended with an officer-involved shooting in Dawson.

The GBI said preliminary information indicates that on October 18, 2018, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Richland Police was conducting a road block on Highway 520 in Richland.

Davion Omar Watson, 30, of Albany, drove his vehicle to the road block and stopped.

Davion Watson
Davion Watson (Source: Terrell Co. Sheriff's Office)

An RPD officer asked for his driver’s license and he failed to comply with the request. Watson fled from the roadblock and a chase ensued through Stewart, Webster, and Terrell Counties.

During the chase in Webster County, Watson hit an officer’s vehicle with his vehicle. Watson fired gunshots at an officer’s vehicle in Terrell County. An officer returned fire and the chase ended on South Main Street in Dawson in front of the Dawson Peddler Convenience Store.

Watson ran from the vehicle to a location behind the convenience store. A short time later, Watson was apprehended by law enforcement in the vicinity.

No officers were injured. Watson received non-life-threatening injuries and was booked in to the Terrell County jail. The Terrell County Sheriff’s Office said Watson is charged with aggravated assault against a peace officer and several other charges are pending.

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