ALBANY, Ga. — The man believed to be the driver of a white Dodge Stratus that mowed down two mailboxes and endangered two children playing in a yard after he abandoned the moving car has been arrested, Dougherty County sheriff’s officials say.
Jamarious Wright, 20, is accused of fleeing from officers on Lockett Station Road after failing to stop at a stop sign sometime after 5 p.m. on April 2.
Lt. Anita Allen with the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that after the car ran the stop sign, the driver jumped out of the vehicle on the 300 block of Station Crossing Drive, leaving it in motion. Allen said the vehicle ran over two mailboxes and nearly hit two children playing in a front yard.
Wright is thought to reside on the 300 block of Carriage Lane, near where the incident took place, Allen said. There also was a passenger in the car. That person had not been located as of Monday afternoon, she said.
Allen said officials got a tip that Wright was in Lee County. He was arrested by authorities there Monday morning and transported to the Dougherty County Jail later in the day, officials say.
“A lot of times, we can’t find everybody,” Allen said. “People will run, and it can be hard to locate them.”
The charges against Wright are obstruction of an officer, stop sign violation, attempting to flee an officer, reckless driving, misdemeanor and felony reckless conduct and criminal damage to property.
Asked whether Wright had any criminal history, Allen said that he had a probation violation on his record.