An Atlanta man suspected of fraud was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital Friday night after plummeting about 50 feet down an embankment while fleeing authorities.
Christopher Edward Greene-Jackson, 23, was in serious condition when emergency workers arrived on the scene of the incident near Rite Aid on Ga. 400 in Dawsonville.
Dawson County Emergency Services said it took crews, including Forsyth County's Tactical Rope Rescue Unit, several hours to extricate him from the culvert.
Greene-Jackson had been on the run since fleeing and eluding officers near The Home Depot earlier that evening.
Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said a report of potential fraud was called in at Walmart.
Officers responding to the call reportedly made contact with Greene-Jackson, who attempted to get back in his car and flee.
"At one point, he was tazed," Wooten said.
Greene-Jackson then fled on foot.
Later, deputies received a report that a man fitting his description was spotted at a nearby business.
"He fled on foot again, and was located at 7:41 p.m. down the embankment," Wooten said.
It is believed the suspect jumped a fence behind Rite Aid not knowing that the store is located atop a 50-foot retaining wall.
Greene-Jackson's medical condition was not available on Tuesday afternoon.
He has been charged with driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, all felonies. He also faces misdemeanor obstruction of officer charges.