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Fugitive rams cruiser, faces multiple charges

EAST FLAT ROCK — A 32-year-old local man faces a series of felony charges after he rammed a Henderson County sheriff's cruiser, got his car stuck in a yard and ran away, the sheriff's office said.


Deputies responding to the call saw a woman lying on the ground and a male subject running away. The deputies identified themselves and attempted to take the fleeing suspect into custody as he got in a vehicle. The male suspect quickly accelerated backwards into a deputy's vehicle. He then drove forward, striking landscape and other objects before becoming stuck and fleeing on foot.

Deputies chased the suspect and subdued him with a Taser before making the arrest. The suspect was identified as Jermaine Latrus Hamm, of 99 Leisure Lane, Hendersonville. After Hamm was taken into custody, deputies learned that he is wanted by three different counties in Georgia on warrants charging him with aggravated assault, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, burglary, possession of cocaine and fleeing a police officer. Hamm was charged on Wednesday with two felony counts of assault on a government official, two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, assault on a female and a felony fugitive extradition warrant from the state of Georgia. He was jailed in Henderson County Detention Center under a $151,000 secured bond.