Shannon Michael Carter
Photo: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

‘Armed, dangerous’ man at large after deputy’s car was hit during chase

Authorities are seeking an “armed and dangerous” man after he and another man fled a  traffic stop and led deputies on a chase into metro Atlanta, the Jackson County sheriff said.

Shannon Michael Carter was a passenger in the car, according to Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum. The incident began about 5 p.m. Sunday and ended in Buford.

“They drove towards the deputies in an attempt to get past them, ramming one of the deputies’ cars in the process,” Mangum said.

Carter ran from the scene at the end of the chase, according to the sheriff. He is wanted on multiple felony warrants out of Jackson and Gwinnett counties, including aggravated assault against law enforcement.

Joshua Martin (Credit: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

The driver, Joshua Martin, was arrested and is in the Jackson County jail. He’s charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Carter is described as 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact Capt. Dale Dillow at 706-387-6043.

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