February 14--  A Florida man is recovering in a Savannah hospital after being shot following a police chase Monday afternoon in Emanuel County

According to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, 57-year-old Larry Eugene Jones of Orlando was driving a tractor-trailer reported stolen from Laurens County when he was spotted by Treutlen County deputy sheriffs on I-16.  He led them on a chase into Emanuel County where other officers assisted with stop sticks and the vehicle came to a halt near Oak Park. After brandishing a handgun, officers shot Jones and he was flown by a medivac chopper to Savannah.

Authorities say Jones is facing a myriad of felony charges and will be returned to Emanuel County when he is released from the hospital.


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