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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -
Around 8:00 Sunday night, a Sumter County Deputy attempts to stop the driver of a Ford Ranger pickup for speeding. But this simple traffic stop is about to get really complicated.
"The chase came out on Rock Hill subdivision off 280 west and proceeded to 280 and 19 and went south," said Sumter Co. Sheriff Pete Smith.
With lights flashing and sirens blaring more deputies and state troopers join the pursuit as the suspect raced into the city of Americus. The rain soaked conditions held speeds below 80 miles an hour.
Still law officers not sure who they're dealing with and why he's refusing to stop. "You don't know if they've just committed a violent crime or robbed a place or anything else," said Smith.
As the chase goes south on 19 towards Lee County you can see on dashcam where the deputy and a trooper attempt to box in the truck.
But the suspect swipes the deputies cruiser and keeps on going. It turns out the man behind the wheel is an ex convict. 30 year-old Terrell Cannon who just got out of jail in 2009 for aggravated assault. He's now charged with aggravated assault against a police officer.
Just a few miles from the Lee County line, Cannon makes a U-turn and heads back to Americus. But his runs out. Deputies deploy stop sticks and by the time he reaches city limits on a flat tire the gig is up. Officers draw their guns, and Cannon surrenders and is taken into custody,
"Our officers handled themselves very well. I came out to the scene and everything was handled accordingly," said Smith.
What could have ended with just a citation landed Cannon back in jail on felony charges. It was a wild ride that ended thankfully with no one hurt.