Police: Georgia fugitive arrested in Tennessee after assaulting officer

- A search for a man police attempted to run over a deputy and led authorities on a multi-county chase has ended a month later with his arrest.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said that the incident started at a traffic stop on Sunday, July 22 around 5 p.m. While deputies were performing the stop, a vehicle with driver Joshua Martin and passenger Shannon Michael Carter tried to pass the cars.

In their attempt, police say they rammed one of the police vehicles.

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Deputies gave chase through Jackson County and into Gwinnett County. After the chase ended in Buford, Martin was arrested and Carter fled on foot.

On Monday, Carter was arrested in Tennessee after they say he deliberately drove a stolen vehicle into an officer, pinning him between vehicles and sending him to the hospital.

Carter is charged in Jackson County with being party to the crime of aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of felony obstruction, burglary, felony theft by taking, possession of heroin, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, four counts of possession of firearms by a convicted felon, possession of drug-related objects, possession of marijuana, being party to a the crime of reckless conduct, being party to the crime of criminal damage to property, and being party to the crime of interference with government property.

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