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Man leads deputies on car chase, causes two wrecks

Antonio Seay

A domestic dispute escalated dramatically into a car chase and two wrecks as the suspect tried to escape capture Saturday evening.

On Saturday around 7 p.m., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a domestic disturbance, both in the store and in the parking lot, at the QuikTrip on the corner of Hwy 85 North and 279. Antonio Seay, 28-years-old of Jonesboro, is accused of punching a female in the face at the gas station before fleeing the scene.

Deputies heading to the location were advised by dispatch that Seay had left, and they spotted his silver Toyota Camry heading southbound into the City of Fayetteville. They attempted a traffic stop in the area of the Pavillion, but he refused to stop. Deputies pursued where the chase turned onto 92 North.

According to Sheriff Barry Babb, once on 92, Seay’s Camry swiped a motorcyclist, who was able to keep from wrecking but was injured, before his car began to fishtail back and forth. It came to a stop when it struck a SUV.

Seay was booked on a laundry list of a dozen charges so far, including Simple Battery, Fleeing/Eluding Law Enforcement, Reckless Driving, and DUI of Alcohol.

A passenger in Seay’s vehicle was briefly taken into custody before it was determined they were not involved in the incident, and they were released.

Both the motorcyclist and the driver of the SUV were transported to the hospital, but neither sustained life-threatening injuries.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.