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Police: Suspect Pulled From Chattahoochee After Fleeing Bond Service in Suwanee

Gwinnett Fire Swift Water Rescue was summoned, according to Suwanee Police.

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Updated Jan. 9

A man was pulled from the Chattahoochee River near a Suwanee subdivision on Wednesday afternoon after he fled a residence to avoid a bail-bond service attempt, according to authorities.

According to Suwanee Police, a bail-bond service company had tracked the suspect to a residence in the Chattahoochee Run subdivision. When bail agents knocked on the door, the suspect ran from the back of the house toward the river, either jumped or fell into the river, and became distressed.

Suwanee Police notified both Gwinnett County Fire Swift Water Rescue and Johns Creek Fire Water Rescue.  Both teams responded, and Gwinnett Fire was able to extract the victim from the river.

Suwanee Police spokesperson Capt. Cass Mooney said his understanding was that the suspect was unhurt, but was transported to a hospital due to hypothermia.

The suspect was identified as Ernesto Galvez; Gwinnett Detention Center records list him with a Lawrenceville address. He is wanted on a non-extradition warrant out of Seattle, a misdemeanor probation violation warrant from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department, and a failure to appear warrant from the City of Suwanee on a traffic violation. 

Note: This article was updated to add the suspect's address at the time he was admitted to the Gwinnett Detention Center.

This information comes from Suwanee Police and the Gwinnett Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate a conviction. Questions should be directed to suwanee@patch.com.



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