Man shot by trooper after high-speed chase in Dade County pleads guilty

Man shot by trooper after high-speed chase in Dade County pleads guilty

April 18th, 2019 by Tyler Jett in Breaking News

Brandon Anthony Vitier

Brandon Anthony Vitier

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Brandon Anthony Vitier, who was shot in Dade County in September after a police chase, will go to prison for at least five years.

Vitier pleaded guilty this morning to aggravated assault, reckless driving and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, said his attorney, Meredith Ziebold. He received a 20-year sentence. Fifteen of those years would be in prison, with the rest on probation. Vitier is also eligible for parole after five years, Ziebold said.

On Sept. 6, Vitier led Georgia State Patrol Trooper Joseph Geddie on a chase that began on Interstate 59. He exited in Trenton and drove west on State Route 136 and continued up Sand Mountain.

The chase ended at sharp switchback on the highway, in front of Bethune's Garden Center. 

According to the GBI, Vitier pointed a handgun out the window, and Geddie opened fire. The trooper hit Vitier multiple times. He was treated for injuries at Erlanger Health System.


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