November 8, 2023

Laurel Man Arrested After Chase Through Jones County

Morgan Howard

Andtel T. Shepherd shown being escorted to a waiting JCSD patrol cruiser following his arrest. Pictured are: JCSD Sergeant Lance Williams (foreground) and JCSD Deputy Bryn Jones along with Shepherd.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man from Laurel after a chase.

On November 8, 38-year-old Andtel T. Shepherd was arrested and charged with Felony Fleeing, Resisting Arrest, and Reckless Driving.

Shepherd was wanted on a Jones County Circuit Court Bench Warrant for Failure To Appear for Arraignment on a Felony Fleeing charge. He led multiple Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputies on a high-speed vehicle pursuit, followed by a foot pursuit Wednesday morning.

Vehicle that Shepherd was driving during the high speed pursuit.
Vehicle that Shepherd was driving during the high speed pursuit.

The pursuit, which began on Susie B. Ruffin Avenue in Laurel, took a circuitous route to Windsor Court Drive in the Hoy Community where Shepherd bailed from his still-moving vehicle and fled on foot to Hoy Green Acres Drive.

Shepherd’s vehicle struck another vehicle parked in front of a house on Windsor Court Drive.

He was captured by JCSD Squad Sergeant Stephen Graeser after a spirited foot pursuit and placed under arrest.

Shepherd is incarcerated at the Jones County Adult Detention Facility pending his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court.

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