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Deputies arrest man wanted in October car chase assault
Suspect allegedly followed ex-girlfriend, rammed her car
W London
Travon Rashod London

A man wanted for aggravated assault in a case from October is now in jail after a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy arrested him Friday on outstanding warrants.

A woman called 911 on Oct. 26 and told operators she was being chased by a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven her ex-boyfriend, as she drove on Veteran's Memorial Parkway near Williams Road, according to Bulloch County sheriff's incident reports.

She said Travon Rashod London, 24, of Packinghouse Road, had begun following her on the other side of Statesboro, near Steak 'n Shake, trying to get her to pull over.

The victim, still on the phone with 911, said London blocked her path at the intersection and then jumped on the hood of her car. He then apparently got back into his vehicle and followed her as she turned left onto Highway 80 West, then prevented her from turning right toward Statesboro, reports stated.

London reportedly followed the victim to Hopulikeit, where she tried to make a U-turn, but he rammed her vehicle, pushing her into lanes of oncoming traffic, reports said. At that time, 911 operators lost contact with the victim, but other drivers called to report two vehicles traveling north in the southbound lane near Wynn Marsh Road. The woman drove in excess of 100 mph at times as she tried to escape London, according to reports.

The victim drove to Millen, where she was stopped by a Jenkins County deputy, who had been made aware of the chase. London was no longer behind her.

Deputies found the Jeep Grand Cherokee that London was driving at a Scotch Pines Avenue address, where the victim said London may be staying with another woman, but the resident and owner of the vehicle said she was no longer dating London. She said he may have a key to her Jeep, but she told deputies she was unaware that he had driven it. She then suggested he may be at a Green Street address, reports stated. Deputies noted damage to the Jeep caused when London apparently rammed the victim's car.

Deputies did not find London at the Green Street address, nor at a Candler Heights address suggested by a woman at the Green Street location. At that time, warrants for London's arrest were issued, reports stated.

Around 3:50 p.m. Friday, Bulloch County sheriff's Deputy Wayman Maurice Lester arrested London at a Hill Street address on outstanding warrants, he stated in reports.

London is charged with aggravated assault, first-degree criminal damage to property, second-degree criminal damage to property, reckless driving, aggressive driving, hit and run, suspended license, bench warrant and second-degree cruelty to children.

He remains in the Bulloch County Jail, awaiting further court appearances, according to jail records.

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



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