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High speed chase; 10-year-old shot in Spalding

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, James Christopher Vickers, 23, of 2150 Patton Road in Pike County was arrested by members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Division. According to Sheriff Wendell Beam Vickers was arrested following a vehicle chase which exceeded 100 miles per hour. The pursuit ended at the intersection of Georgia Hwy 16 and Hollonville Road. Vickers attempted to flee on foot after his vehicle collided with the patrol car resulting in minor damage to the patrol car. Vickers was arrested, transported to the Spalding County Detention Center and charged with the following: Driving on Suspended License; Failure to maintain Lane; Reckless Driving; Felony fleeing attempting to elude Law Enforcement Officers; Possession of Drug related objects; Possession of Methamphetamine; Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer. Investigators with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Department are currently looking into a shooting incident that happened on Saturday Jan. 7. According to Sheriff Wendell Beam deputies were dispatched to the Spalding Regional Medical Center reference to a 10 year old child being shot. The 10 year old was rushed to the hospital by his father from a residence on Caldwell Road. The father stated that his son was playing outside when he came into the residence and told his father that he thought he had been shot. The father looked at the injury and rushed his son to the hospital. According to Sheriff Beam the 10 year old was treated and released from the hospital the same day. Investigators arrived at the residence and began an investigation into how the 10 year old had been injured. Sheriff Beam stated that the information that the 10 year old provided indicated that no one was around at the time that he got shot, which was an indication that the bullet could have come from many different locations. The Sheriff stated that investigators are continuing to search the area and if anyone has any information pertaining to this incident are asked to contact Investigator Paige Holmes at 770-467-4282, ext 229. On Saturday Jan. 7 at 12:08 p.m. Samuel Mosely, 29, of Jacksonville, Florida was arrested by members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Division. Mosely was arrested for driving on a suspended license. A Search of the vehicle revealed $10,000 in cash. A K-9 unit alerted to the odor of drugs on the money. Mosely did not own the vehicle and denied any knowledge of the money. The money was seized due to no owner being identified and the presence of the drug odor on it. The investigation continues to attempt to identify the owner of the vehicle and money.

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