Man Wanted for Theft is Caught After Police Chase

A man wanted for a theft in Centre is in custody after a short police chase. Leesburg Police and Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver say they attempted a traffic stop when they spotted Ernest Jones, but he refused to stop, led them on a chase, wrecked, then got out and ran on foot. Jones was found and taken into custody by Etowah County deputies and Cherokee County Sheriff’s investigators. Centre Police recovered the stolen property. Jones faces theft of property and other charges.


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