Brothers busted after deputy chase
Joel and Josue Gaspar lead lawmen through Crisp and Turner Counties before crashing in Ashburn
CORDELE, GA – Two Ft. Myers, Florida residents are having an extended stay in Crisp County’s Detention Center after unsuccessfully fleeing a Crisp County deputy Wednesday.
Crisp County Sheriff’s Office’s Public Information Officer Haley Little says a deputy tried to stop the suspects’ vehicle for speeding southbound near mile marker 95 on Interstate 75 around 2pm Wednesday afternoon.
The vehicle would not stop but later exited I-75 at mile marker 84 near Ashburn.
Little says the driver attempted to turn east onto College Street, lost control, and struck a building. The driver fled on foot, and the passenger was arrested.
Ashburn Police Department detained the driver moments later. Deputies found two large bags of suspected marijuana, a firearm, an extended magazine for the firearm, and digital scales.
Turner County EMS checked out both subjects, and they were transported to the Crisp County Detention Center.
The two suspected arrested have been identified as 21 year old Joel Gaspar, from Fort Myers, Florida, and 20 year old Josue Gaspar, also from Fort Myers, Florida.
Joel Gaspar is charged with driving while license suspended, fleeing or attempting to elude, possession of firearm/knife during a crime, felony possession of marijuana, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers, speeding in excess of maximum limits, and numerous traffic violations.
Josue Gaspar is charged with possession of firearm/knife during a crime, felony possession of marijuana, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers.
“I would like to thank Turner County Sheriff’s Office, Ashburn Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, and Turner County EMS for assisting us in this incident,” stated Sheriff Billy Hancock.