Suspect flees following collision with Brantley County Sheriff’s Office unit
By MYRA THRIFT
RAYBON — For the third time in a week, Brantley County law enforcement officials, along with the Georgia State Patrol, were involved in a high-speed chase.
This one Thursday, June 3 ended when the driver crashed his vehicle head-on into a Brantley County Sheriff’s Office deputy patrol car, jumped out and fled on foot into a wooded area where he was captured by a state K-9 Unit, said Georgia State Patrol Post Commander Sgt. Chad Woods.
At the end of the chase, a K-9 Unit from Ware State Prison was brought in to help locate the driver, who had entered a wooded area behind Satilla Quik Stop in Rabon, added Brantley Sheriff Len Davis.
Bradley Scott Brooker, 37, was taken into custody and booked into the Brantley County jail on charges of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Speeding, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Police, Reckless Driving, and DUI with further charges to be added, stated Davis.
“We actually started out to another call when he (Brooker) stopped in the middle of the road at Sylvester Road (off Riverside Road), then took off,” said Davis. “At one point I know he was clocking 88 mph. He went onto White Ford Road, Buffalo Creek Road, Airport Road, U.S. 82 to Smyrna Church Road, Georgia Pacific Road, Rabon Road East, Josie Mae Road, and Seed Orchard Lane.
“That’s where he turned around and slammed into the Brantley deputy car head-on. He then bailed out on foot and ran across U.S. 301 and into the woods behind the store.” Neither the deputy nor anyone involved in the chase was injured, Davis said.
Brooker remained in the Brantley County jail this morning, Davis said.