Two Arrested After Franklin Co. Chase

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

A Canon man and a Habersham County woman both face charges in Franklin County after leading deputies there on a high-speed chase.

Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said it happened Tuesday morning in the Sandy Cross community.

” Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies were patrolling the  highways in the Sandy Cross Community when they attempted to stop a vehicle,” Thomas said. “The driver failed to stop and eluded police. He then turned onto Perry Wood Road and jumped out and ran.”

Thomas said officers searched the area for several hours with the help of people living in the area.

Also, he said deputies also called in help from the Georgia State Patrol, including helicopters, along with canine units from the state prison in Alto.

Thomas said the driver was captured after several hours.

“With assistance of the citizens of Franklin County, deputies were able to arrest 44-year old Nicholas Adams of Canon,” he said.

Adams is charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, DUI, obstruction, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, reckless driving and hold for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

Bond was set at $20,500.

A female passenger in Adams’ vehicle was also arrested.

Authorities identified her as 35-year old Misty Patton of Clarkesville.

Patton is charged with possession of schedule three drugs.

Bond has not been set.

At last repot, both Adams and Patton remained in the Franklin County Detention Center.