A high speed pursuit on Monday afternoon involving Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputies and a fleeing vehicle driver has ended, but a search for the suspect who then fled on foot continues.
Justin Eugene Gatlin, age 30, is being sought after leading deputies on a vehicle chase that began on Burnt Bridge Road and ended on North Lake Drive. Gatlin fled on foot after dropping his drivers license and cell phone. He is being sought by JCSD on a charge of Felony Fleeing and deputies have been and continue searching the area on foot for him.
Gatlin is described as a white male, 5′ 11″ in height, weighing approximately 188 lbs, with brown eyes, dark hair hair, and a beard. No clothing description is available at this time.
Gatlin was last seen in the vicinity of North Lake Drive near the intersection of Paulding Road where he reportedly ran into the woods. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this subject is asked to call 911, the Jones County Sheriff’s Department at 601-425-3147 or Jones County Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP (7867).