South Georgia Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Leon County, Two Arrested

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 15:21:00-04

LEON COUNTY, FL (WTXL) - A vehicle chase, which began in Thomas County, came to an end in Leon County with two suspects arrested.

According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office, the chase began in Thomas County, Georgia, when deputies there tried to stop a vehicle. The suspects reportedly fled in their vehicle and began heading south.

The pursuit continued into North Florida, deputies said. In the area of North Meridian Road and Bannerman Road, Thomas County deputies reportedly performed a PIT maneuver. That's when a police car hits the rear bumper of a fleeing car in an attempt to spin it out and bring a chase to a safe ending.

The PIT maneuver was reportedly successful, and deputies took the driver, 28-year-old Carlos Gutierrez, and his passenger, 24-year-old Christopher Collock, to the Leon County Jail.

Gutierrez is charged with driving without a valid drivers license. Collock was charged after deputies discovered he was wanted for petit theft. Both will be held in Leon County before being extradited to Thomas County.