An Atlanta man was arrested on a host of charges after allegedly fleeing Forsyth County deputies in a stolen minivan.
The sheriff’s office posted footage of last week’s chase to its Facebook page on Thursday. The driver, identified by police as 31-year-old Jeremiah Reeves, was pulled over in the parking lot of an auto parts store for having an expired tag, body camera footage shows.
After a brief conversation with Sgt. Richard Thompson during which Reeves admits not having his driver’s license, he gets back into the white Mazda van and drives off. Three passengers inside the van quickly jump out as Reeves gets back in and flees the traffic stop.
Reeves led Thompson and other deputies on a 10-minute chase along Keith Bridge Road, through a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot and then down Ga. 369 toward Gainesville with the rear sliding doors of the minivan open.
The chase ended when the minivan left the highway and crashed into a ditch at Bethel Road, dashcam footage shows.
Reeves is charged with theft by receiving a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, fleeing and attempting to elude, driving without a valid license and several traffic violations. He was also wanted in Fulton and Clayton counties, police said.
Reeves remains held without bond at the Forsyth County jail.
One of his passengers was arrested outside the auto parts store once deputies discovered he had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Douglas County, police said.
The other two passengers were given a ride back to their work site.
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