Armed robbery suspect leads Grady deputies on high speed chase


CAIRO — An armed robbery suspect was apprehended last week after he allegedly led law enforcement on a high-speed chase across state lines that resulted in at least five vehicles being hit.

Ulysses Wilson, 34, is facing numerous charges, including attempting to elude a police officer, speeding and resisting arrest for his alleged role in a July 4 incident which led to a subsequent intrastate pursuit.

The Grady County Sheriff's Office says Wilson was involved in an armed robbery in Cairo and fled the scene.

A deputy on patrol was alerted to the robbery and spotted a vehicle traveling southbound on Ga. Hwy. 93 that matched Wilson's description.

When the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, Wilson allegedly led him on a nearly half-hour chase that reached speeds exceeding 110 mph.

The vehicle then turned south onto U.S. Hwy. 319 toward Tallahassee, and deputies in pursuit contacted Florida Highway Patrol to inform them that they were headed in the direction of Leon County, Florida.

Law enforcement tried several maneuvers to end the chase, including laying down road spikes and attempting a rolling roadblock, but none were able to stop the speeding vehicle.

Wilson's vehicle was unstable during the chase and struck at least five other cars during the pursuit, according to an incident report.

Grady County deputies finally apprehended Wilson on Bradfordville Road in Tallahassee when his vehicle came to a stop after experiencing excessive damage.

Due to the crashes occurring within the state of Florida, Wilson was taken to the Leon County Jail, where he remains on a $500 bond on charges of reckless driving. 

Grady County Sheriff Harry Young said Wilson eventually will be extradited back to Georgia.

During the chase, Wilson allegedly tossed a purple Crown Royal bag containing money near Meridian Road, which was later recovered by sheriff's deputies.

Wilson later told deputies that the money was his.

The victim of the initial robbery, whose name was withheld from the incident report, was later allegedly involved in a shouting match with deputies when he attempted to retrieve the money and was charged with obstruction of an officer.

The Grady County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the initial robbery.

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