Chopper tracks down domestic violence suspect in Lake City

Jermaine Stiggers, 28, of Forest Park was arrested May 21 in Lake City. After fleeing police and sheriff's deputies, Stiggers was tracked down by a police helicopter. He faces family violence battery, criminal trespass and second-degree criminal damage charges.

LAKE CITY — Police and sheriff's deputies chased down a fugitive May 20 who was wanted in a Forest Park domestic violence incident.

Clayton County Police, Morrow Police, Riverdale Police and the Clayton County Sheriff's Department were conducting a joint operation in which 15 wanted suspects were rounded up.

During the operation, an anonymous tip led officers to a Joy Lake Road address in Lake City. Jermaine B. Stiggers, 28,  allegedly spotted police and ran through several properties towards Rex Road. Lake City Police joined the chase and a police helicopter ("The Falcon") tracked Stiggers, who was arrested about 20 minutes later.

Stiggers was held in the Clayton County Jail on $24,000 in property bonds and $3,000 in fees. He is charged with family violence battery, criminal trespass and second-degree criminal damage.

Stiggers made first appearance May 21 before Magistrate Judge Wanda Dallas and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 8 a.m. on June 11.

Clayton County court records show a Jermaine Brendall Stiggers, also 28, has faced several family violence-related charges dating back to 2014, some of which resulted in jail time, probation, guilty pleas or nolle prosse.

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