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

Man accused of hitting deputy’s car during Georgia chase arrested in Tennessee

An “armed and dangerous” man who, with another man, allegedly tried to run over a Georgia deputy and led authorities on a chase into metro Atlanta is in custody in Tennessee.

Shannon Michael Carter, 25, was arrested in Kingsport, Tenn., on Monday after an officer-involved shooting, according to WBIR, a Knoxville television station.

Carter was driving a vehicle that was reported stolen, the Tennnessee Bureau of Investigation said. When police found him, he allegedly put the car in reverse and hit one of the officers, pinning him against his patrol car.

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Then he allegedly drove forward, nearly hitting two other officers. The TBI said one of the officers shot at the vehicle as Carter drove off. No one was hit. 

Carter later crashed the vehicle and was arrested.

He’s jailed without bond and charged with one count of attempted criminal homicide and two counts of aggravated assault, the news station reported.

Georgia authorities have been after Carter since July 22, when he and Joshua Martin, the driver, led authorities on a chase from Jackson County to Buford. In the process, Martin tried to run over a deputy and hit a patrol car, Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum said.

“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. 

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

Carter also is facing a slew of charges in Jackson County. It is not clear when he will be extradited.

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