Car chase leads to one arrested

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PRESS RELEASE – On Monday, May 22, 2023, Sgt. McAdams observed a green Chevrolet Trailblazer with improper exhaust whose driver who had no seatbelt on.

Sgt. McAdams attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle sped up and Sgt. McAdams initiated a pursuit.

During the chase, speeds exceeded 80 miles per hour, the driver ran a stop sign, and committed several other traffic violations.

The driver stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. The passengers did not run and aided in the investigation. The driver was identified as Jerry Lee Quintero and warrants were secured against him.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, information was obtained that Quintero was at 50 Bentley Road.

When deputies arrived, Quintero fled on foot but was arrested by Sgt. McAdams on Rockmart Road.

Jerry Lee Quintero a 36-year-old W/M out of Buchanan Georgia has been charged with Seatbelt Violation, Obstruction of Law Enforcement, Driving while License Suspended, Felony Fleeing or Attempting to Elude, plus additional charges.

Quintero was also wanted on two Probation Violation warrants and is being held without bond at the Haralson County Detention Center.

“Sgt. McAdams continues to be a valuable asset to us as well as the citizens of Haralson County,” states Sheriff Stacy Williams. “He is a part of my Crime Suppression Unit that continues to find and arrest those who drive illegally and take risks that endanger citizens. We continue to strive to make our roadways safer for our communities.”

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