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Albany man involved in dangerous chase

By Ben Roberts - bio | email

MONROE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - We have some incredible video of a high speed chase that involved an innocent man hanging on for dear life, a wounded trooper and a dramatic ending. And the man who caused it all is from Albany.

This is 27-year old Milo Demetris Banks.  He's in the Monroe County jail. 

Here's why. Investigators say he stole this big rig in Fulton County Tuesday afternoon. The owner, 33-year old Torrey Lang, saw Banks driving out of a parking lot in the semi and jumped on the back to try to stop him.

Instead, Banks drove down Interstate 75 through six counties with Lang dangling as numerous law enforcers chased him.

Trooper Tre Howard was wounded when a bullet fired by another officer hit his arm.  He's okay.

Officers used stop sticks to blow out the tires on the truck.  When it slowed down enough, Lang jumped off the back.  Finally, the truck stopped and numerous officers dragged Banks from the cab.

He's charged with kidnapping, theft, fleeing and other charges.

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