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Gainesville man wanted for running sheriffs deputy off the road found in Habersham County

GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville man wanted for allegedly fleeing from police and running a deputy off the road was arrested Saturday in Habersham County, according to authorities.

James Cody Jett, 24, is accused of side-swiping a Hall County Sheriff’s Office patrol car and forcing it into a guardrail Nov. 21 on Cagle Road, spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes previously told The Times of Gainesville. No one was injured.

Deputies pursued Jett after discovering him at the Racetrac gas station on Hwy. 365. He was wanted by Forsyth County authorities for fleeing and eluding a traffic stop in September.

Bailes said Jett was found Saturday morning at a home off of Mud Creek Road. He was taken into custody at the Hall County Jail and is being held without a bond.

According to the booking log, Jett was charged with felony hit and run, aggravated assault on a peace officer, having a suspended license, having no proof of insurance, failing to maintain lane, reckless driving and fleeing.