Stolen Car Located, Arrest Made

| July 18, 2015

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VALDOSTA — Authorities located a stolen vehicle Thursday as a result of an accident.  Worse, the suspect had been armed with a rifle.

The Georgia State Patrol reports Cpl. Chris Kelch was dispatched to an accident with injuries on the exit ramp of I-75 southbound at exit 22. Upon arriving at the scene, a silver GMC Sonoma was observed involved in the crash.

The vehicle was exiting I-75 southbound at mile marker 22. The vehicle failed to maintain its lane within the curve and traveled off the south shoulder of the exit ramp. The vehicle then struck a reflector post, traveled down an embankment and began to rotate clockwise. The vehicle then overturned numerous times coming to a final rest between the southbound exit ramp and southbound entrance ramp to I-75.

The driver left the scene on foot after the crash.

While searching the area for the driver, numerous phone calls were received through Lowndes 911 advising that a black male subject was asking for a ride near the Dairy Queen at exit 22.

Authorities located the subject who was brought back to the scene and identified as Gregory Lamar Daniels, 23 of Moultrie. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Moultrie by the Moultrie Police Department early Thursday morning.

Clothing in the vehicle linked Daniels as being the driver of the vehicle of the crash along with minor injuries sustained in the crash. A Sears Model 41, .22 caliber rifle was also located in the vehicle.

Daniels had prior felony convictions in Cook, Colquitt and Ware Counties. He was released to Lowndes County Jail and charged with Felony Theft by Receiving, Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, Driving While Unlicensed, Failure to Maintain Lane, Too Fast for Conditions and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

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