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High speed chase ends in arrest
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A Dahlonega man is in custody following a high speed chase on Ga. 400 overnight Saturday.

Jerry Dakhota McCranie, 29, was being pulled over during a routine traffic stop for a tail light violation when he fled north toward Lumpkin County.

"Speeds exceeded 115 miles per hour," said Dawson County Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Tony Wooten.

The 3 a.m. chase went on for nearly nine miles before officers were able to stop him.

In addition to traffic violations including fleeing and attempting to elude officers, driving on a suspended license, open container and too fast for conditions, among others, he was also charged with theft by receiving and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

"He is a convicted felon out of DeKalb County, so it's illegal for him to have the gun in his possession," Wooten said.

The gun found in the car had been reported stolen out of Fulton County.

McCranie's bond has been set at $40,000.

As of Tuesday afternoon, he remained in custody, according to jail records.

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