On June 9th Bulloch County Deputies were dispatched to the Pope Road area for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Sergeant Jody Deal and Corporal Hunter Oglesby made contact with the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle fled from the Deputies and attempted to strike other law enforcement officers head on as they responded to assist. The offender was identified as JAMIE RAMON SULLIVAN. It was determined that SULLIVAN had active warrants for his arrest and was possibly in the area of Pope Road for the purpose of stalking an ex-girlfriend. Information was also given to the Sheriff’s Office that SULLIVAN had threatened to harm himself and may have being trying to orchestrate “suicide by cop”. Deputies also received information that SULLIVAN may have a history of illegal firearms possession.
After SULLIVAN had fled the area the Sheriff’s Office made contact with G.M. Onstar for help in locating SULLIVAN. Onstar was willing to provide location information based on the fact SULLIVAN was determined to be a threat to himself and others. SULLIVAN was able to drive his pickup truck into a wooded area of Bryan County. Onstar provided additional assistance by temporarily disabling his vehicle. Bulloch Sheriff’s Office Canines along with the Sheriff’s U.A.V. (Drone) unit responded to assist in apprehending SULLIVAN. The location of his vehicle was confirmed by the drone. The Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.) staged in the area due to obvious officer safety concerns. S.E.R.T. approached the suspect vehicle and cleared it.
SULLIVAN was subsequently apprehended by the Canine unit without serious incident, but was determined to be armed with a handgun. He will be charged with felony gun possession in Bryan County. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail to face charges here and may also have charges in Effingham County.
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He has not been photographed yet and a mugshot is not available at this time.
Sheriff Brown would like to commend all units involved in this apprehension including his Patrol Deputies and all the members of the specialized teams that responded to assist. He also complimented the work of his communications team during this incident. They coordinated communications between all the various units and law enforcement agencies as well as provided information to Onstar. Sheriff Brown said it was fortunate this incident ended without serious injuries and was thankful another armed criminal was removed from our community. As always this operation could not have been accomplished without assistance from other agencies including the Bryan and Effingham Sheriff’s Offices and the Georgia State Patrol along with other members of public safety.
This is a press release from the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office.