Warrants have been issued for a man who fled from a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop, almost striking the officer with the rear of the vehicle.
According to the incident report, about 6 p.m. on Dec. 7, deputy Kyle Roberts was on patrol on Hwy. 72 West near Colbert School Road when he saw a red Ford Mustang coming towards him without its lights on, though it was almost dark. Once it passed him, he saw that a tag light was also out. Roberts turned around and caught up to the Mustang, activating his emergency lights. The driver of the Mustang then suddenly changed lanes and almost caused a collision with the police cruiser. The Mustang then made a U-turn in front of oncoming traffic and got into the west bound lane. With the vehicle sideways in front of Roberts, the officer could see that it was a white male driver with sandy blonde hair. The vehicle stopped and Roberts exited his cruiser to walk toward the driver. As he was even with the rear wheel of the Mustang and approaching the side window, the driver hit the gas causing the rear tires to spin and the rear of the Mustang to come toward Roberts, who had to jump out into oncoming traffic to avoid getting hit by the car. Roberts gave chase and the Mustang slammed on brakes causing the rear of the vehicle to loose traction and turn side ways onto Foote McClellan Road, almost running off the roadway. The vehicle ran the stop sign at the intersection of Foote McClellan Road and Sorrow Patterson Road without slowing down, Roberts noted. At that point Roberts started slowing his speed and backing off.
When the deputy saw the vehicle again, he noted it was way ahead of him and saw it passing three cars on a double yellow line (no passing zone) in the sharp right hand winding turn just past McCannon Morris Road headed toward Spratlin Mill Road. At that point, Roberts made the decision to end the pursuit. Using the Mustang’s tag number, Roberts determined who the vehicle’s owner was and recognized him as the driver from a previous booking photo.
In another incident, a Danielsville woman was arrested last week after she allegedly attacked her sister with a wine bottle. Cathy Lynn Sackett, 50, was charged with aggravated assault.
Officer David Kidd went to AC Carey Road last week where he met with Sackett, who told him that her sister came to her house and assaulted her.
She said that there has been a long running dispute between them and that her sister’s daughter recently stole some of her medication.
She filed a report on this, which she said caused her sister to become angry and call her doctors. When she confronted her sister about this by phone, her sister allegedly came over and attacked her. Sackett said she grabbed a wine bottle and went after her sister to defend herself.
The sister said she was trying to stay out of the dispute between Sackett and her daughter, but that Sackett called her and began to yell and cause problems, “like she always does.” She said she came over to check on their brother who recently got out of the hospital and lives with Sackett. That’s when Sackett allegedly got the wine bottle and came after her. The brother and another relative separated them.
Other incidents on file recently at the sheriff’s office included:
•Criminal trespass was reported on Belhaven Lane last week after a couple called about someone who was in their home without their permission.
According to the incident report, the couple and a woman friend went to the UGA game together. Prior to the end of the game, the woman left with an unknown companion. When the couple arrived home, they said they found numerous crushed beer cans in their kitchen. The man then located the woman who had been with them at the game in a back room in her underwear, drinking beer. At that point, the trio began to argue and the woman allegedly grabbed stuff out of the freezer and began to throw it. When officer James Justice asked the woman what she was doing in the couple’s home without permission, she said “I’m f(_&^%$ her husband!” The couple said they did not want to press charges, they just wanted her to leave. She was given a criminal trespass warning.
•Guns were reportedly stolen from a home on Brickyard Road while the homeowner was in the hospital.
•A woman on Duncan Swindle Road reported that her four wheeler was stolen from her carport while she was gone from home.
•A man on Madison Oaks Drive said someone his granddaughter has purchased drugs from in the past sent a message to her saying he was going to burn the house down. The man said he has had problems with this person before.
•A man on Ferndale Court reported that his medication from the VA clinic was stolen from his mailbox.
•A woman on Wildcat Bridge Road reported that her TV, some jewelry and a firearm were taken when someone broke into her home.
•A man on Young Harris Road accidentally shot himself in the index finger while cleaning his gun.
•A man on Hillwood Drive reported that someone has been sleeping in a vacant home there. He said the renters had been evicted a month prior to the discovery that someone was sleeping in a back bedroom.