Tip leads authorities to fugitive

An anonymous tip led Clayton County Sheriff's Fugitive Unit investigators to a Hampton man wanted for several felonies.

Sheriff's Lt. Brian Crisp said a tip came into the office, Tuesday, at about 8:30 p.m., on the whereabouts of Josiah Imotep Hosea. Crisp said Hosea, 19, was arrested at an apartment at Brunswick Square, in Jonesboro.

Hosea faces charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage to property in the second degree, and traffic violations of seatbelt law, running a red light, and a stop sign, improper lane change, fleeing or attempting to elude police, reckless driving and aggressive driving.

Crisp said the charges stem from a Feb. 15 incident at Church Street and Roberts Drive in Riverdale. Hosea allegedly drove his 2007 Chevrolet Impala into the side of a 1997 Honda Accord. He allegedly rammed the car about five times, forcing the vehicle off the road and into the backyard of a private residence, said Crisp.

Hosea fled the scene while leading Riverdale police on a short pursuit, and evaded capture. His actions were brought on by a verbal altercation with his ex-girlfriend, said Crisp.

The Fugitive Unit apprehended Hosea without incident, with the assistance of uniformed deputies and sheriff's canine units, said Crisp. Hosea is being held, without bond, in the Clayton County Jail.