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Lamar deputy involved in extended high speed chase

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has apprehended a suspect today, Feb. 6, 2013 after a high-speed chase on I-75 ended after an accident in Houston County. Lamar County deputy Brett Newman was initially involved in the chase that began on I-75 in Lamar County around 10 a.m. UPDATE: Monroe Co. authorities have issued updated information on the chase… MCSO deputies joined the chase as it passed through Monroe County then assumed the lead after the Lamar County deputy’s patrol car had a flat tire near Hartley Bridge Road in Bibb County. The chase, which reached speeds of 120 miles an hour, ended in Warner Robins after the suspect struck at least one other vehicle and led deputies on a short foot chase. At this time information about the suspect and the victim of the crash, who are receiving medical treatment, is not available. The Georgia State Patrol is working the accident in Warner Robins. More information will be forthcoming. Lamar sheriff Brad White said initial reports were the driver threw some cocaine from his car at some point during the chase. UPDATE: The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has apprehended a suspect today, Feb. 6, 2013, after a high-speed chase on I-75 resulted in an accident in Houston County. A Lamar County Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a traffic stop of a Dodge Avenger driven by Jeremy Deonte Haugabook. Haugabok, 26, of Stockbridge, who refused to stop and engaged the Lamar County deputy in a chase. As the chase came though Monroe County around 10:00 a.m., Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies entered the chase to assist the Lamar County deputy. MCSO deputies then assumed the lead after the Lamar County deputy’s patrol car had a flat tire in Macon. Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to use stop sticks to puncture Haugabook’s tires but were unsuccessful. The chase, at times, reached speeds of over 120 mph. Once Haugabook reached Warner Robins, Monroe County deputies stopped actively pursuing the suspect due to heavy traffic volume on Watson Boulevard. Shortly after pulling onto Watson Boulevard the suspect ran several traffic lights and struck two vehicles while attempting to pass through an intersection near the Galleria Mall. After a short foot chase the suspect was arrested after trying to hide in a Goodwill Donation trailer to evade capture. At this time information about the victims of the crash, who are receiving medical treatment, is not available. A mug shot of the suspect is not available since he has yet to be booked by the MCSO. The Georgia State Patrol is working the accident in Warner Robins and can provide information regarding the traffic crash. Charges being issued by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office include: possession of marijuana and suspected cocaine, fleeing and attempting to elude, driving on a suspended license, speeding 120+ in a 65mph zone, passing in the emergency lane, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and driving on a suspended license.

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