Danny Joe Fowler of Jackson County was arrested Tuesday evening after running from law enforcement officers when he was pulled over for a traffic violation on Hoods Mill Road near East Jackson Middle School.
Sheriff Janis Mangum said Tuesday night that a deputy pulled over a car and the driver ran from the scene. The deputy chased the man and other law enforcement officers came to the area to join in the manhunt.
Banks County had a lookout for the car on an armed robbery charge. Fowler allegedly stole the car at knife-point. There was a rifle in the car and Fowler reportedly took it when he ran from the traffic stop.
Several canine units, as well as law enforcement officers from the Georgia State Patrol, Banks County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office joined in the chase. They set up a perimeter around an area on South Apple Valley Road/Potts Road where Fowler was spotted and he was captured.
The traffic stop was around 4 p.m. and Fowler was apprehended at approximately 6:30 p.m. He is facing numerous charges in Jackson and Banks counties.
A Jackson County deputy was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center and treated for hypothermia he suffered during the chase.
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