August 21, 2014
For Immediate Release:
A joint effort between the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshal Fugitive Task Force, the Gwinnett Metro Drug Task Force and Georgia State Patrol led to the apprehension of a fugitive hiding out at the Hampton Inn on Riverside Parkway in Lawrenceville.
As law enforcement officers approached the location, 41 year old James Staples of Tucker, Georgia, entered a vehicle and fled. A vehicle chase ensued, ending on Oakland Road near Plantation Court in Lawrenceville after sheriff’s deputies safely performed the Precision Immobilization Technique (P.I.T. maneuver).
Once stopped, Staples attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly apprehended by sheriff’s deputies. Staples was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants:
(2) counts Theft by Receiving Stolen Property
VCGSA Possession of methamphetamine
Driving – open container
Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer
Driving on a divided highway
State Court Bench Warrant
Additional charges are forthcoming. Staples was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail without further incident. No injuries were reported during the incident.