Four people, including a deputy, were hospitalized following a police chase that began in Haralson County Tuesday and ended abruptly with an accident in Carroll County, according to law enforcement.

The chase started about 9 a.m. when Haralson County deputies responded to a report from a Bremen police officer of a suspicous vehicle on Old Bremen Road. The car was being driven erratically, according to the Bremen officer.

When the deputies arrived, the driver, alleged to be John Adam Brown, 29, of Douglasville, turned into a driveway and hit one of the patrol cars as he attempted to leave, according to a statement released by Haralson County Chief Deputy Joel McSwain.

The deputies drove after Brown, in a chase that reached more than 75 mph at times, McSwain wrote. On Highway 113 in Carroll County, about 10 minutes after the chase began, Brown swerved into the oncoming lane and hit Brian Gebard, 61, of Temple, who was driving a 2013 Nissan Sentra. Brown’s car bounced from Gebard’s car into one of the police vehicles and the second patrol car then struck Brown’s car, sending it off the road and into the yard of a home on White Rose Lane. 

Deputy Buford Scott Young was taken to Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton and released.

“Nothing broken,” McSwain said.

However, Young will be off work for a couple of weeks to recover, McSwain added. 

Brown and his passenger, Tisha Landers, 35, also of Douglasville, were taken to Atlanta hospitals — Brown to Grady Memorial Hospital and Landers was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center. Both were in the intensive care units on Tuesday afternoon. Gebard, the driver of the Nissan Sentra, was taken to Floyd Medical Center in Rome. McSwain said he was stable and scheduled for release. 

Brown is facing charges of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, DUI, attempt to elude law enforcement officers and possibly more, McSwain wrote. There are also active probation violation warrants for his arrest from Douglas and Carroll counties. The investigation is still under way. 


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