A multi-agency operation Tuesday morning resulted in the capture of a Higdon man wanted in Jackson and DeKalb counties as well as Dade County, Georgia.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said Jared Lance Haggard, 28 of Higdon, is in the Jackson County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

“Once released from Jackson County, Haggard will be transported to DeKalb County on 16 existing charges related to narcotics, eluding law enforcement, multiple burglaries  and receiving stolen property,” said Welden.

According to Welden, at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, deputies and agents with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, DeKalb County Interdiction and Narcotics Unit, US. Marshals, ALEA Narcotics Task Force, Henagar Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Dade County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office attempted to locate Haggard at a residence on County Road 169 near Cartersville.

“While the team was at the residence, the suspect attempted to return to the residence on an ATV,” said Welden. “The suspect fled and led the team on a pursuit which entered Georgia.”

Welden said Haggard later abandoned the ATV and fled on foot. He was captured in a wooded area after crossing back over the Alabama state line into Jackson County.

Welden said the ATV was found to be stolen. During his apprehension, Welden said Haggard was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine, adding yet another charge.

“He’ll also be facing numerous new charges resulting from [Tuesday] morning’s pursuit,” said Welden.

In Jackson County, Haggard is facing a probation revocation, escape and possession of a controlled substance.

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