On July 22, 2018, a police chase originating in Jackson County ended off of Railroad Avenue near Frontier Forest in Sugar Hill.  Two suspects were fleeing police after the driver, Joshua Martin, 33, tried to run over a Jackson County Sheriff Deputy at a routine traffic stop. The passenger, Shannon Michael Carter, 25, of Braselton eluded police after he fled into nearby woods.  Carter was wanted on 16 felony charges in Jackson County from this incident.

Carter had remained at large until Monday, August 27, 2018.  At approximately 10:30 a.m. a Kingsport police officer spotted Carter in a Range Rover that had been reported stolen out of Johnson City, Tennessee.

A police officer was injured when Carter reversed into the officer after he exited his patrol car to perform the traffic stop.  This pinned the officer between the two vehicles. Carter then accelerated forward almost striking two other officers. Officers then fired shots as Carter as he sped off according to police.

Carter was apprehended in the nearby town of Church Hill, Tennessee following a foot chase. Carter was spotted parked in the parking lot of Volunteer High School. With the school on lockdown, police chased Carter across school grounds.  He later crashed his vehicle in the yard of a nearby home. He took off on foot back towards the high school and was tackled by police officers relates Church Hill Police Chief Mark Johnson.

Shannon Michael Carter will face numerous felony charges in Tennessee for attempted homicide, aggravated assault, possession of stolen property, and reckless driving.  After Carter answers to the charges there, he will eventually be sent back to Georgia to answer for the charges from the Jackson County incident and police chase that ended in Sugar Hill.  Georgia does not expect to see Carter for quite some time.

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