BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Charges listed for a male suspect arrested after high-speed chase include four felony counts and six misdemeanors.
Jeremy Ursel Folds, the driver of the stolen 2018 black Toyota Corolla, sped through Union County and Blairsville on Tuesday, Nov. 19 before being apprehended in the Seasons Inn Motel parking lot.
He’s charged with four felony counts: possession of methamphetamine, tampering of evidence, theft by receiving stolen property, and fleeing or attempting to illude an officer; as well as six misdemeanor counts: possession of drug-related objects, DUI- marijuana or controlled substance, driving while license suspended/revoked, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, reckless driving, and aggressive driving.
The bond for Folds is set at $57,826.00.
Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) chased the stolen vehicle across the county before capturing Folds at Seasons Inn with assistance from Blairsville Police Department (BPD) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP).
Union County Sheriff’s Lt. Shawn Dyer spotted the vehicle near the Lumpkin/Union County Line and realized it matched the description of one wanted in several jurisdictions.
Folds reportedly stole the vehicle in Union County (Fulton County) with a chase originally beginning there, but law enforcement ended pursuit until Dyer picked it back up.
Dyer began pursuit of the Corolla on Hwy. 129 toward Blairsville. Once entering the city, Folds turned left from Cleveland St. and proceeded to go the wrong way around the square before entering Seasons Inn Plaza.
Patrol cars followed Folds into Seasons Inn Plaza, and GSP entered a pit maneuver to end the high-speed chase.
No one was hurt in the incident, but Dyer’s and a GSP car were damaged.
UCSO took Folds into custody on charges in other counties. His expected charges in other jurisdictions could include vehicle theft and aggravated assault. GSP will also issue charges against Folds.
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