CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — A driver accused of leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase faced a judge Tuesday, a day after the chase and shootout injured three officers.
Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes attended the court hearing for 22-year-old Aaron Shelton. He is accused of leading agencies on the chase with his cousin, 28-year-old Pier Shelton.
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Authorities said it started as a traffic stop on Interstate 20 in Carroll County by the Georgia State Patrol. Authorities said the suspects were driving more than 100 mph.
Fernandes learned from investigators that Aaron Shelton was driving the car while Pier Shelton was the passenger.
Investigators say that Pier Shelton used an AK-47 to shoot at the officers during the chase. He was killed in the shootout.
Aaron Shelten is facing 10 charges in connection to the chase. Fernandes learned that he previously pled guilty to attempted murder and robbery in Alabama a couple of years ago.
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Carrollton police Sgt. Rob Holloway remains in the ICU recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. The whole department is devastated and asked for people to continue their thoughts and prayers for Holloway.
“The guys on his shift are taking some time right now and they’re doing amazing considering,” said Sgt. Meredith Browning with the Carrollton Police Department.
Carroll County Deputy John Repetto is recovering at home. Fernandes spoke with the deputy Tuesday.
He couldn’t talk on camera because the GBI investigation is still ongoing, but he wanted everyone to know that he is hanging in there and appreciates the love and support.
Villa Rica Officer Chase Gordy is still recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital. Gordy’s stepfather told Fernandes that he should be released from the hospital soon.
“They have support from us – they have support from their families and from this community,” Browning said.
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