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.