COLUMBUS, Ga. – Columbus Police have a man behind bars after they say he lead them on a chase early Saturday morning. Police tell News 3 an officer found Kennedy Fortson around the Fort Benning Road and Victory Drive area, driving a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, which was reported stolen Friday night. The chase started once Fortson, 24, refused to pull over when police pulled behind him.
When the chase ended around 2:30 a.m., police found Fortson was carrying a gun. However, his arrest was peaceful.
He now faces the following charges, according to Columbus Police:
- Hijacking a motor vehicle
- Aggravated Assault
- Unlawful possession of firearm
- Possession of firearm during commission of a crime
- Obstruction of officer
- Fleeing to elude law enforcement
- Striking fixed object
- Giving wrong information
- Reckless driving
- No state drivers license/proof of insurance
- Rules for driving on roadway
- Participant in gang criminal activity
- Convicted felon in possession of firearm
Fortson has a preliminary hearing in Recorder’s Court at 8 a.m. Tuesday.