High-Speed Chase Ends in Bacon County

UPDATED ARTICLE:

On Wednesday, September 11th, at approximately 11:45 am in Oak Park Georgia, Emanuel County deputy Lt. David McVey was reportedly investigating a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a Dollar General. The vehicle had two occupants: Christopher John Nelson, age 45, and Jennifer Renee Waddell, age 34, both of Covington. Both suspects exited the vehicle when instructed to do so by Lt. McVey. During questioning, Nelson allegedly got back into the vehicle and took off. In doing so, he struck Lt. McVey with his vehicle, breaking his arm.

A high-speed chase then ensued involving the Georgia State Patrol, the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office, the Appling County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office. The chase ended in Bacon County when Nelson abandoned the vehicle near the Forks 1 & 23 truck stop.

Nelson then ran into the woods. A foot chase led to his apprehension. He was transferred to the Emanuel County Jail, where Waddell is also being held.

Lt. McVey was taken to Meadows Regional Medical Center to receive treatment.

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

According to Appling County Sheriff Mark Melton, on Wednesday afternoon, September 11th, 2019 in Oak Park Georgia, an Emanuel County deputy was reportedly investigating a suspicious vehicle. The driver allegedly assaulted the deputy with the vehicle, injuring him.

A high-speed chase then ensued involving the Georgia State Patrol, the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office, the Appling County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bacon County Sheriff’s Office. The chase ended in Bacon County when the suspect reportedly abandoned the vehicle near the Forks 1 & 23 convenience store/truck stop.

The suspect then ran into the woods. A foot chase led to the suspect’s apprehension. An official statement is expected to be released by all involved law enforcement agencies soon.