LOGANVILLE, Ga. — A police chase ended when a sheriff’s deputy used his car to disable the suspect vehicle as it pulled into a school parking lot.
It happened at Youth Middle School on Monday. Classes hadn’t started yet, but students and faculty were on hand.
The Sheriff’s Office reported the driver failed to comply with a traffic stop on Georgia 81 near Walnut Grove.
The driver was identified as 33-year-old Philemon Omesiums Gray, of Lithonia. He reportedly had a gun and sustained minor injuries including a possible dislocated ankle and was taken to Piedmont Walton Hospital.
He was booked into the Walton County Jail at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday on charges of improper turn, fleeing to elude, failure to maintain lane, passing on a solid yellow line, speeding, driving on the wrong side of the road, reckless driving and using a license plate to conceal identification.
Bond was not set immediately.
The passenger was Terrill Dorsett Banks, of Decatur. He was wanted on numerous warrants including robbery of a business and shoplifting out of DeKalb County and driving on a suspended license from Gwinnett County.
Banks, 36, was booked into the Walton County Jail at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday and charged with obstruction of an officer.
The deputy reportedly used the Purusit Intervention Technique, commonly called a PIT maneuver, to stop the car.