Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Jared Haggard Captured this Morning after Manhunt
Jared Lance Haggard (28 of Higdon)

Early this morning, a multi-agency operation resulted in the capture of a fugitive with sixteen outstanding warrants in DeKalb County, as well as several others in Dade (Georgia) and Jackson Counties.

At approximately 6 am this morning (Tuesday, November 19, 2019) Deputies and Agents with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, DeKalb County Interdiction and Narcotics Unit, U.S. Marshalls, ALEA Narcotics Task Force, Henagar Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, and the Dade County Sheriff's Office attempted to locate the subject at a residence on County Road 169 (near Cartersville).

While the team was at the residence, the suspect attempted to return to the residence on an ATV. The suspect fled, and led the team on a pursuit which entered Georgia, continuing on District Line Road.

After turning on Owenby Road, the suspect abandoned the ATV and fled on foot. He was captured a short distance in a wooded area after crossing back over the Alabama line into Jackson County. The ATV the subject fled on was found to be stolen.

Jared Lance Haggard (28 of Higdon) was taken to the Jackson County Detention Center where he remains on a $15,000 bond. Once released from Jackson County, Haggard will be transported to DeKalb County on 16 existing charges related to narcotics, eluding law enforcement, multiple burglaries, and receiving stolen property.

During his apprehension, Haggard was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine, adding yet another charge. He'll also be facing numerous new charges resulting from this morning's pursuit.

Haggard is a suspect in multiple burglaries in Dade County Georgia, Jackson County, and DeKalb County.


Outstanding Warrants in DeKalb County:

- Probation Violation

- Theft of Property 3rd Degree (x4)

- Illegal Possession of a Credit Card

- Receiving Stolen Property 1st Degree (x2)

- Possession of Controlled Substance

- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

- Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree

- Attempt to Elude

- Theft of Property 2nd Degree

- Burglary 3rd Degree (x3)


Jackson County:

- Escape

- Probation Revocation

- Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (Meth)


Haggard also had an outstanding warrant in Dade County for Failure to Appear - Driving While Suspended.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the apprehension: "This apprehension is huge for our department and our county. Mr. Haggard has stolen a lot of possession from our citizens and citizens of surrounding counties. Our deputies, agents, investigators have done a fantastic job with the theft investigations and this apprehension which has spanned six months."

"I'd like to thank the U.S. Marshalls and all the supporting units that participated in this operation. Their help was pivotal in his capture. The Northern part of our county can sleep more peacefully knowing he's in custody," said Sheriff Welden.

"I'd like to also thank the ALEA Aviation Unit for helping with this apprehension, without their help, we might have had a different outcome this morning," he said.

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.