Newnan man fleeing deputies crashes into Brooks house

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Jeremy Harrison. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

Newnan resident Jeremy R. Harrison faces numerous charges from a Nov. 10 incident in south Fayette County where his vehicle crashed into a house while being pursued by deputies.

Harrison, 36, was charged with burglary, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and criminal damage to property, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Babb said the incident unfolded when deputies went to a residence in the area of Ga. Highway 85 Connector to serve a warrant from Newnan relating to an Oct. 29 kidnapping incident in Newnan.

Babb said Harrison was not at the south Fayette residence, though he was spotted by deputies in the area and a pursuit began. Deputies laid down stop-sticks and, upon striking them, Harrison drove the vehicle through a portion of a pasture and hit a rut in the ground which pushed the vehicle into the side of an old farm house.

Harrison exited the vehicle and was taken into custody, Babb said, adding that he was not injured during the incident.

A search of Harrison’s vehicle revealed items stolen in a recent residential burglary, said Babb.