Suspect arrested after ramming Albany police patrol car

Accused fugitive rams Albany Police Department vehicle

ALBANY — A fugitive from police and the Georgia State Patrol was captured Friday after ramming an officer in his vehicle, police officials say.

Georgia state troopers were pursuing Untarius Shelton, wanted for armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges, in the 2000 block of North Jefferson Street around 6 p.m. when Shelton rammed a marked patrol car driven by Sgt. Graham Stacy with the Albany Police Department, officials say.

After striking the patrol vehicle, Shelton continued to flee south on North Jefferson Street before crashing his vehicle at the intersection of South Jefferson Street and West Oglethorpe Boulevard, officials say. After being taken into custody by GSP and APD officers on the scene, Shelton was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital pending treatment for intentional injection of narcotics, police officials say.

According to Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, an additional charge of aggravated assault was brought against Shelton for the ramming of the patrol vehicle, pending further review by the investigative bureau of the APD. Shelton is to be transported to the Dougherty County Jail upon his release from hospital treatment, Banks said.