Four hospitalized after police chase

John Brown was alleged to have led local law enforcement on a high speed chase that sent four people including a deputy to the hospital on Tuesday. 

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

The chase started about 9 a.m. when Haralson County deputies responded to a report by 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 Georgia 113 in Carroll County, about 10 minutes after the chase began, Brown swerved into the oncoming lane and hit a 2013 Nissan Sentra driven by Brian Gebard, 61, of Temple. 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, according to McSwain.

Deputy Buford Scott Young was taken to Tanner Hospital in 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 transported 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 was transported to Floyd Medical Center in Rome. McSwain said he was stable and scheduled for release.

Brown is facing chages 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 underway.

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