One Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop

Published 8:01 am Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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CRISP COUNTY, GA (March 18, 2024): On March 16, 2024, at approximately 10:20 P.M., a Crisp County
Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Honda Accord for improper registration on GA
401/I75 near mile marker 104 North. After running the tag, the Deputy determined the vehicle’s registration and
listed driver’s license was suspended, there was no insurance, and the listed driver was also wanted.
As the Deputy Sheriff approached the vehicle and initiated contact with the driver, the individual abruptly fled
the scene. The driver continued speeding, traveling in excess of 130 miles per hour, and operating the vehicle
recklessly, ultimately striking another vehicle and losing control in Dooly County. The vehicle flipped multiple
times and stopped against the guardrail on GA 401/I75 near mile marker 116 North. There were four occupants
in the vehicle. Two of the occupants were juveniles. All four occupants were transported to Crisp Regional
Hospital by Dooly County EMS. Georgia State Patrol is working on the accident.
The driver, identified as Whitney Jones, a 35-year-old female from Camilla, Georgia, was taken to the Crisp
County Detention Center after being released from Crisp Regional Hospital. The two juveniles were released
from Crisp Regional Hospital; however, the other passenger remains hospitalized.
Jones has two active warrants one from the Mitchel County Sheriff’s Office and another from the Decatur
County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Probation Violation. Jones’ criminal history includes five felony
Jones faces the following charges:

  •  (2) Two Counts Cruelty to Children in 2nd Degree
  • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude
  •  Speeding in Excess of Maximum Limits
  •  (2) Two Counts of Child Youth