Georgia man arrested after short pursuit

Jadas Kinte Whatley

A 19-year-old Georgia man is behind bars in Washington County after fleeing from a traffic stop.

Around 11:30 p.m. on April 4, Washington Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted a traffic stop at Moss Hill Road and Highway 79, in Vernon.

According to WCSO, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Jadas Kinte Whatley, pulled his vehicle to the side of the roadway, but as deputies approached, Whatley accelerated and drove away.

Deputies narrowed in on Whatley as they turned onto Sapp Road near the football field as his vehicle came to a stop. Whatley was arrested after a short pursuit.

Whatley is charged with fleeing/eluding law enforcement.

If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at [email protected].