Colquitt Co. chase ends with arrest

Colquitt Co. chase ends with arrest
This deputy's cruiser was damaged in the chase
This deputy's cruiser was damaged in the chase

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - James Clayton is under arrest in Moultrie, charged with felony fleeing attempt to elude law enforcement, aggravated assault on peace officer, interference with government property, and several traffic charges.

A Colquitt County Sheriff's deputy attempted to stop Clayton's car early Sunday morning for traffic violation on Anderson Drive in the north Moultrie area.

Dashcam video shows a chase that could have gotten a lot uglier than this.

"Clayton led deputies on a chase that lasted approximately 15 minutes," said Lt. Shawn Bostick.

 Colquitt Sheriff's Deputies tried to pull over James Clayton for a traffic violation.

"Failure to maintain lane I guess during a right hand turn."

Clayton though wouldn't stop, and the chase was on.

"He tried to speed up and as they were speeding up so as he turned his lights on he never slowed down." 

With three Deputies behind him Clayton ran through 5 stop signs and a red light.  

"Fortunately nobody was hurt and the traffic volume was lower." 

The deputies tried to box him in but Clayton ran into one of the patrol cars on Kendallwood Church Road. Fortunately the deputy inside was not hurt.

"That individual  showed intent to you know to ram that deputy with his vehicle and that's a very dangerous situation. 

Finally Clayton pulled over on Thigpen Trail. He and a passenger then cooperated with deputies.

"Now he is facing several felony charges." 

 Clayton also faces several traffic violations and was wanted before the chase for violating probation. Something investigators believed caused him to try to outrun them.

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