A Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy was patrolling the area of Mercer University Drive this morning when he saw a vehicle and driver that he recognized. The deputy knew there were warrants for the male subject’s arrest.

At about 9:30AM this morning Deputy Merriweather was traveling westbound on Mercer University Drive when he saw a 2014 Bronze colored Honda Civic traveling eastbound on Mercer University Drive. It was reported the driver was identified as 40 year old Jermaine Houston of Macon. The tag reader on the deputy’s patrol vehicle also confirmed the identity of the owner of the vehicle which is a known friend of Houston’s. Deputy Merriweather knew that Houston was a wanted Felon on who he had taken out warrants on for a previous incident in January of 2015. The deputy activated his blue lights and siren and turned around in an attempt to catch up to the Honda and conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. As the deputy attempted to catch up to the Honda, Houston suddenly made a turn into the Summit Shopping Center parking lot at 3755 Bloomfield Road, almost losing control of the Honda. Deputy Merriweather pursued the vehicle back onto Mercer University Drive in a westbound direction back up to Atwood Drive. The pursuit continued out of Atwood Drive back onto Mercer University Drive, eastbound. The driver of the Honda struck a Mid Georgia Ambulance that was in the middle turn lane of Mercer University Drive, eastbound at Edna Place Road. The ambulance was driven by 40 year old Jason Todd of Macon. The ambulance was occupied by another Mid-Ga. employee, Kenneth Allen, and a patient, whose information is not available. No one in the ambulance was injured. The patient was loaded into another ambulance and transported to their original destination. After the Honda struck the ambulance, the driver appeared to lose control and struck a 2006 GMC Envoy which was also traveling eastbound on Mercer University Drive behind the ambulance. The driver of the GMC, 72 year old Jerry Rumph of Macon was not injured.

The driver of the Honda continued eastbound on Mercer University Drive making a right turn towards Christian Drive, running up onto the grassy area of the corner of Christian Drive and Mercer University Drive. The Honda struck the mailbox at 1740 Christian Drive. The driver, Houston, jumped out of the Honda and fled the scene on foot. Jermaine Houston has active warrants for his arrest from a previous incident involving Deputy Merriweather. He is wanted for Attempting to Flee and Elude a Police Officer (Felony), Theft by Receiving Stolen Property (Felony) Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor), Driving While Unlicensed (Misdemeanor).

The photograph of Jermaine Houston attached is from 2006. He is 6 feet in height and weighs approximately 165 pounds. He has a Mohawk hairstyle presently.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jermaine Houston is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.