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Glennville man arrested after cross county police chase
Jack Thomas Alderman
Jack Thomas Alderman

A police chase that started in the City of Glennville, spanning Tattnall and Evans Counties, ended after an officer executed a precision immobilization technique (PIT) maneuver July 10.

According to an incident report obtained from the Claxton Police Department (CPD), officers assisted Glennville Police Department (GPD) with a vehicle pursuit which passed through Claxton city limits and ended in Evans County.

Also according to the CPD report, the vehicle pursuit entered the county on Hwy. 301 with a GPD officer as the primary unit. An officer CPD reports the vehicle driven by the fleeing suspect was traveling between 65-75 miles per hour (mph) but lowered its speed to 45-50 mph while traveling through the City limits of Claxton. During the pursuit, the fleeing vehicle did not obey traffic devices and was observed swerving in and out of oncoming traffic on Hwy. 301.

As another officer, who had his vehicle’s blue lights and siren activated, was ahead of the pursuit in an attempt to warn drivers ahead, the fleeing vehicle increased its speed to 80 mph and while attempting to pass the vehicle. Because of the rising danger level, it was at that time that a CPD officer successfully completed a PIT maneuver on the fleeing vehicle, causing the fleeing vehicle to lose control, leave the road away, flip the several times before coming to a rest on all four of its wheels, off the roadway on Hwy. 301 North near an Evans County Fire Station.

After the fleeing vehicle came to a full rest, the driver exited the vehicle, put his hands up, but fled on foot. The officer with CPD and deputies with Evans County Sheriff’s Office deployed tasers, which did not affect the offender. One officer was able to physically apprehend the offender without further incident.

The driver, later identified as Jack Thomas Alderman, 42, of Glennville was transported to the Evans Memorial Hospital, and later released to GPD. Georgia State Patrol also responded to the scene of the crash.

Alderman, who faces charges from CPD of fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer, is currently being held at the Tattnall County jail.