HAHIRA, GA (WALB) - Thursday, Hahira police detailed what led to a traffic stop in Hahira Wednesday afternoon that turned into a high speed chase and manhunt.
Hahira Police said 24 year old Jeffery Grissett, of Bradenton, Florida was driving a stolen black Kia sedan when he was stopped for driving 64 miles per hour in the fast lane on I-75 just South of the Cook Co. line.
According to the officer that stopped Grissett, the Kia was stolen out of Bradenton, Florida. As of Thursday, the car's owner, a private citizen, had been contacted but it was not clear if or when the citizen would come get the car.
The officer who pulled Grissett over said he asked Grissett for his license, but Grissett told him he didn't have one and then sped off. Grissett crashed his car on Old Coffee Rd. in Cecil just off of exit 32 and ran.
He was caught around 5:30 p.m. by Cook Co. Sheriff Douglas Hanks after a citizen called 911 and reported seeing Grissett on Old Coffee Rd. asking people for a ride. Shortly after Grissett sped off from the traffic stop, law enforcement put out a description of the driver of the car.
Thursday evening, Grissett remained in the Cook Co. Jail facing multiple charges.