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Teen faces felonies after allegedly hitting Roswell officer with his car

An 18-year-old is accused of hitting a Roswell police officer with his vehicle before ramming another squad car Sunday night, Channel 2 Action News reported.

This is a photo of the police car that was allegedly hit by Brian Jean-Baptiste. (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

Brian Jean-Baptiste of Roswell is facing multiple felony charges, including aggravated assault against an officer, hit-and-run, interference with government property and fleeing and attempting to elude, according to Fulton County Jail records. 

Police told Channel 2 the incident began with a call from neighbors about a suspicious person in a car at a parking lot near High Creek Trace.

Roswell police officer Brad Stacks (Channel 2 Action News)

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After officers located the car, police said Jean-Baptiste attempted to drive off, striking  officer Brad Stacks in his foot and leg in the process and then hitting a squad car, the news station reported. Stacks was treated at the scene and is recovering from the incident.

It’s unclear whether Jean-Baptiste was the only person inside the vehicle.

According to Jean-Baptiste’s social media posts, he was once a member of the Centennial High School football team, Channel 2 reported.

Jean-Baptiste was released from the Fulton County Jail on Wednesday on a $65,000 bond, jail records show.

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