JACKSON, Ga. — A late-night chase ended with a man jumping out of his car and into Lake Jackson.

The Newton County Sheriff's Office on Friday said deputies attempted a traffic stop between 9-10 p.m. Thursday on Georgia 36. The chase reached high speeds and crossed into Butts County.

Caitlin Jett, communications officer for the Newton County Sheriff's Office, said the deputies continued working into Friday to find the suspect, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had joined in the search.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.