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Chase ends in PIT maneuver
Driver facing multiple charges
Quarn Abdul Herrington

Bulloch County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Thursday after a high-speed chase, finding him in possession of drugs and wanted on outstanding warrants.

Deputy Clinton Tyler Campbell “ran a tag” on a blue Ford Explorer on Highway 80 East, learning the tag belonged to a Honda Civic that had no insurance, according to sheriff’s incident reports.

Campbell switched on his blue lights near Hodges-Moore Funeral Home in an attempt to stop the Explorer, but the driver, later identified as Quarn Abdul Herrington, 32, of Hightower Road, fled.

Herrington sped away, slamming on brakes and making a “hard right turn onto Burkhalter Road,” not using a turn lane and almost striking a car stopped at the red light, Campbell said in reports.

Herrington fled at speeds over 90 mph, running a stop sign at the “Six Points” intersection at Pretoria-Rushing Road, crossing over lines into the other lane and forcing other vehicles off the roadway, he said.

Herrington braked hard again as he approached Cawana Road, almost colliding with another driver, reports stated. He crossed Highway 67, with a green light, onto Harville Road, then almost slammed into another car as he turned onto Langston Chapel Road.

He took another left back onto another section of Burkhalter Road, approaching the Langley Pond subdivision, when Campbell performed a PIT (Precision Immobilization Technique) maneuver, using his patrol car to force Herrington’s vehicle into a spin and stop at the entrance to The Landings apartments.

As Campbell turned his patrol car around, Herrington left the Explorer and fled on foot, reports stated.

Cpl. Mark Guarino, as well as other Bulloch County sheriff’s deputies and Statesboro police officers, arrived at the scene to assist, and Guarino’s K9 partner, Gismo, tracked Herrington, who witnesses said ran past their homes on foot. Other witnesses told deputies his identity and said he lived nearby.

K9 Gismo and Guarino apprehended Herrington at the Burkhalter Plantation subdivision on Booster Boulevard, standing between two vehicles, according to reports.

He was found to have a small baggie of white powder, suspected to be cocaine, in a shoe, and deputies found a set of scales (the type used to weigh narcotics) and the Explorer’s correct tag. They learned then that Herrington had no insurance and his license was suspended. Herrington was also found to be wanted by Chatham County as well as the Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole.

He was taken to the Bulloch County Jail on charges of fleeing/attempt to elude, cocaine possession, speeding, no insurance, suspended registration, suspended license, stop sign violation, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, possession of drug- related objects, wanted person (parole violation), improper turn, aggressive driving, seat belt violation, obstruction, acquiring license plate to conceal identity.

Herrington remains in jail without bond as he awaits further court appearances, according to jail records.

Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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