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NEWS NEARBY: Man Wanted in Gwinnett Is Killed in Iowa Crash; Missing Boater on Lake Lanier Is ID'ed ...

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Man Wanted in Gwinnett Dies After Crashing Car Into Police Cruiser -- Buford Patch

A "possibly suicidal and homicidal" man wanted on multiple charges in Gwinnett County is dead after crashing his car into a police cruiser in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jeremiah Johnson, 33, who was pulled over by Gwinnett Police on Jan. 11 in Buford, led Iowa troopers on a high speed chase Feb. 15 that ended in a fatal crash. According to the Des Moines Register, speeds during the chase reached 110 miles per hour. Johnson's 5-year-old son, Johnnathan Johnson, was in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

After the crash, the child was found crying on the floorboard of the car, behind the driver’s seat under a pile of clothes, the newspaper reported. 

Read more on Buford Patch.

UPDATE: Officials Release the Name of Man Missing on Lake Lanier -- Cumming Patch

Officials have released the name of the 47-year-old man who has been missing on Lake Lanier since Monday night.

The Department of Natural Resources confirms that crews are searching for George M. Counts of Tucker.

As of Friday, DNR and Forsyth County used side scan sonar in the water, while a K9 from Dawson County was on site. Also available as needed to aid in the search for Counts is the DNR helicopter, according to Melissa Cummings, DNR spokesperson.

Read more on Cumming Patch.


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