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identified as James, driving through a ditch and through the yards of homes. James exited the vehicle and ran away, and after a short chase, was arrested on Jones Street.
Williams, who was also in the car with James, drove away and another Lyons police officer chased her. During the chase, Williams drove by the officer who had James in custody. The officer heard gunfire and fired shots towards the car. The chase continued and the Georgia State Patrol joined the pursuit.
The vehicle being driven by Williams stopped at East Grady and 11th Street because of a flat tire, and Williams got out of the car and ran. She was shot and wounded by the GSP trooper. Williams was taken to Memorial Health Meadows Hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Savannah. Williams was reported to be in stable condition Monday and charges against her are pending.
Chief Walker said two of his officers who were involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, as is standard policy.
The GBI investigation is active and ongoing. Once the investigation is completed, the case file will be given to the Toombs County District Attorney’s Office for review.