Authorities say that a suspect has been taken into custody after leading officers on a high-speed chase through north Forsyth County in an allegedly stolen vehicle.
Jeremiah Reeves, 31, of Atlanta, was arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon and charged with numerous offenses after wrecking an allegedly stolen Mazda van along Bethel Road in Gainesville.
Deputies began pursuing the Mazda after Reeves allegedly ran from a traffic stop for expired tags in the area of Hammonds Crossing, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman deputy Jenny Belafi.
Belafi said that the pursuit led deputies down Hwy. 369 (Brown’s Bridge Road) from Hammonds Crossing to Bethel Road, where the van wrecked into a ditch.
After taking Reeves into custody around noon, Belafi said that detectives learned the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Fulton County. Deputies also discovered that Reeves was wanted on outstanding warrants in the city of Fairburn and Fulton County.
A firearm was later found in the Mazda, Belafi said.
Reeves has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction of law enforcement officers, driving without a valid license and other traffic offenses.
Reeves is being held in the Forsyth County Jail under no bond.
Belafi said that three other individuals were in the car at the time of the traffic stop. One, McKalley Emanuel, 21, of Fairburn was arrested at that time for an outstanding warrant.