Clermont man’s run from the law ends after he’s tased

Calvin Stewart, 45, was arrested several days after his initial encounter with Hall County Sheriff’s deputies.


“The Stewart arrest stemmed from warrants obtained following a traffic stop on Thursday, Aug. 24, between 2 and 3 a.m. on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway at Claude Peck Road.

Deputies stopped the SUV for canceled registration. The driver provided them with a false name and date of birth. Deputies also spotted an alcoholic beverage on the floorboard of the SUV. The driver, later identified as Calvin Edward Stewart, 45, of Clermont, drove away after deputies asked him to step out of the vehicle.

Deputies followed the vehicle north, observing the driver failing to maintain his lane, moving into opposite lanes of travel and driving more than 100 miles per hour. For safety, deputies stopped following Stewart near the Hall/White County line. They obtained the following arrest warrants for Stewart:

·       Fleeing/Attempting to elude police officer (felony)

·       Obstruction of officer (misdemeanor)

·       Giving false information to an officer (misdemeanor)

·       DUI alcohol (misdemeanor)

·       Speeding (misdemeanor)

·       Driving on wrong side of road (misdemeanor)

·       Failure to maintain lane (misdemeanor)

·       Suspended registration (misdemeanor)

On Friday afternoon, Sept. 1, deputies responded to reports that Stewart was in the parking lot of a business in the 1000 block of Ga. 369/Jesse Jewell Parkway. When they arrived, Stewart ran on foot. Deputies chased him across the street, used a Taser to stop him and made the arrest without further incident. Stewart had approximately one gram of methamphetamine in his possession at the time.

In connection with the arrest incident, Stewart is charged with possession of methamphetamine (felony) and obstruction of officer (misdemeanor). He remains in the Hall County Jail without bond.