AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - A man who led police on a high speed chase through Sumter County, before fighting with, and being shot by a Georgia State trooper, remains in jail, and faces a laundry list of charges.
A trooper tried to stop Anthony Mable, 40, Friday night, but he took off, and crashed his car into a marked patrol car several times before coming to a stop near the intersection of Upper River Road and Marvin McNeil Road.
Mable then jumped out and fought the trooper, who pulled his weapon, and shot him. He was airlifted to Macon Medical Center for his injuries, and later released, while the trooper was treated at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.
Anthony Mable, of Americus, had a warrant out for his arrest and was charged with probation violation, and faces these charges:
Speeding in Excess of Maximum Limits
Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer
Hit and Run/Leaving Scene of an Accident
Fleeing and Attempting to Elude
Possession of Open Container in Vehicle Passenger Area
Aggravated Assault Upon a Peace Officer
Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
Driving on Wrong Side of Roadway
Failure to Maintain Lane
Failure to Stop at Stop Sign
The case will be forwarded to the Southwestern Judicial Circuit for review after the GBI completes its investigation.