Wanted 72-year-old caught after high speed chase

Wanted 72-year-old caught after high speed chase

A 72-year-old man wanted for violating the terms of his probation was captured by deputies after a high speed chase, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the man was considered armed and dangerous and believed he might have been armed.

A suspect vehicle was spotted Monday at 3:07 p.m. in Poynette, the vehicle pulled into a driveway and the deputy saw the man with a weapon before he got back into his vehicle and fled, according to deputies.

Deputies said they were able to end the high speed pursuit, but a patrol car collided with the man’s vehicle and both vehicles had to be towed.

Deputies said they found a handgun and ammunition.

The man was taken to a mental health facility for evaluation. Reports were sent to the Columbia County District Attorney to consider charges.