GBI Releases More High Speed Chase Details
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has released more details about a high-speed chase that began in Laurens County and ended with a crash in Montgomery County.
According to the agency, at around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, a Laurens County sheriff’s deputy pulled over Kadeem Amir Wicker, 32, of Wrightsville, on Interstate 16 for reckless driving. Quickly, the routine traffic stop escalated when Wicker drove away as the deputy approached the vehicle.
This action began a pursuit that continued into Treutlen County, during which the Treutlen County Sheriff’s Office began to assist. Wicker fired multiple rounds of shots at both the Laurens and Treutlen County deputies as he led the group into Montgomery County, along Georgia Highway 221. According to Montgomery County Sheriff Doug Maybin, Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies were en route to assist with the chase, which ended before their arrival.
Once into Montgomery County, a Treutlen County deputy performed a PIT maneuver in attempt to end the chase, which caused Wicker to wreck along the side of the highway just before reaching Georgia Highway 199.
Wicker was injured in the crash and taken to the hospital where he remains. Both drugs and firearms were found in Wicker’s vehicle.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident, while the GBI is investigating the aggravated assault (shots fired) upon the deputies. Anyone with information is asked to contact the GBI Eastman Office at 478-374-6988. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online athttps://gbi. georgia.gov/submit-tipsonline, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.