A 19-year-old Rome man remains hospitalized after attempting to outrun law enforcement on Wednesday afternoon. Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader Thursday evening said that Jamon Kenterius Allen, remains in a Rome hospital but will be facing multiple charges in Chattooga County. Allen will also be facing charges in Cherokee County, Alabama – in connection with the chase. On Wednesday, reports indicated that Allen sped away from a traffic stop being conducted by Cedar Bluff Police officers.
Police pursued Allen across the Georgia line and into Chattooga County; Sheriff’s Office deputies in Chattooga County had placed spike strips outside of Lyerly, but Allen was able to navigate his way past the strips, and continued to speed towards the town of Summerville. Summerville Police also put out spike strips along Highway 114 north of Chattooga High School. Allen attempted to avoid those spike strips and crashed into a concrete barrier at the Circle K. Allen’s vehicle also damaged another vehicle that was in the gas station parking lot.
He attempted to outrun law enforcement on foot in the parking lot of the Circle K, but was quickly apprehended. He was transported to a Rome-area hospital – remaining there as of Thursday evening. Sheriff Schrader stated his department will be taking out warrants on a variety of charges against Allen
Allen also reportedly had outstanding warrants in Floyd County
(AM1180 Chattooga County Radio)