JONESBORO, Ga. — Police say a pursuit ended after crossing through at least two jurisdictions in Clayton County, Tuesday.
Authorities confirmed to 11Alive that the pursuit began in Jonesboro, Georgia before ending along a road in Riverdale, Georgia.
According to Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen, the chase began after an officer attempted to pull over a car during a traffic stop. But he said that the car didn't yield and headed west down Highway 138.
The suspect then turned north heading toward Atlanta where an officer initiated a PIT maneuver that landed the getaway vehicle in a parking lot adjacent to the roadway. The driver ran from the vehicle into a wooded area behind an abandoned Lowe's hardware store where he was soon captured.
No one was hurt, something Allen said he was thankful for.
"For the next 30 minutes, I was holding my breathe because I don't wanna see anybody get injured. And I definitely don't want to see any of the officers get injured while trying to do their job," Allen said. "When a pursuit is terminated as effectively as this was and there were no injuries and no property damage hey that's two thumbs up. We can all go home."
Police have since discovered that the man, who has still not been identified, is wanted on a variety of charges and had drugs in his possession during the arrest.
Authorities have not said what charges he'll face related to this latest incident.