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Fleeing suspect hits power line
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Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies had to pull a suspect out of his car at gun point after he tried to flee from High Point MHP Tuesday.

Deputies were attempting to serve a warrants for parole and Rockdale County for aggravated assault to David Johnson of Newborn.

According to reports, deputies found Johnson in his car in the area of High Point. Before they could get to him, Johnson attempted to leave the park, turning right onto Hwy. 36.

As Johnson turned right into the center driveway of Eagle Point, another deputy was coming southbound. After a deputy turned on his siren, Johnson began driving through the park at a high speed, according to reports.

At the rear of the park, he attempted to leave the park, making a left turn into the grass area of the park, where he hit a guide wire to a power pole.

According to reports, a deputy then “got David Johnson out at gun point.”

Johnson was charged with possession of meth, fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, DUI/drugs, no head lights on in the rain and reckless driving.