Deron Williams
Photo: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

Man arrested month after allegedly leading deputies on 100-mph chase on Ga. 400

More than a month after allegedly driving away from a traffic stop and leading deputies on a 100-mph chase, a man is behind bars in Forsyth County.

Deron Williams, 22, of Decatur, faces several charges after escaping April 25, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said.

Just before 2 p.m., a deputy said he spotted Williams driving a white Mercedes-Benz sedan in the 1000 block of McFarland Parkway without wearing his seat belt, according to an incident report. 

Williams drove onto Ga. 400 South from McFarland Parkway, and the deputy followed him. After seeing that the registration on the vehicle was suspended, the deputy pulled over the Mercedes near the McGinnis Ferry Road overpass, the report said.

The deputy said he smelled marijuana inside the vehicle, and he also learned that Williams had multiple warrants out of Utah. The report didn’t provide any specifics on those warrants or where in Utah they were obtained.

When asked to get out of his vehicle, Williams refused several times before driving away, the report said. 

As the deputy pursued him, Williams allegedly drove more than 100 mph while weaving through traffic. The deputy stopped the chase while near Old Milton Parkway.

Williams was recently arrested in Atlanta and booked into the Atlanta City Jail, the sheriff’s office said. He was transferred to the Forsyth County Detention Center on Tuesday.

AJC.com has reached out to Atlanta police and the Atlanta Department of Corrections for more information about his arrest.

He faces charges of fleeing and attempting to elude authorities, obstruction, reckless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and driving with a suspended registration.

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