100 mph chase ends near county line in Lowndes County

A 36-year-old man is behind bars after a high speed chase in Southwest Georgia Wednesday morning around 6:45.

A deputy with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement saw a Nissan Altima following too closely.

When attempting to perform a traffic stop, the driver, later identified as Tellas Barnum, attempted to flee west on US Highway 84. Barnum entered neighborhoods and made U-Turns in an attempt to lose the deputy and throwing unknown items out the window.

The chase continued at speeds around 100 miles per hour until they reached the Quitman city limits where Barnum again turned around. He eventually stopped near the Lowndes/Brooks County line but while deputies were trying to get Barnum to exit the vehicle he began driving forward toward deputies.

Barnum was removed from the car without injury and arrested.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies say they recovered an unknown substance, digital scales, and packaging materials

Barnum has been charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and attempting to elude, following too close, speeding and reckless driving.