Man Accused of Killing Wife Arrested After High-Speed Chase

By: James Buechele, Matt Galka Email
By: James Buechele, Matt Galka Email

DECATUR COUNTY, GA -- April 16, 2012

New video has been released of the chase that deputies went on trying to catch a Boston, GA murder suspect.

This is dashboard video provided by the Deactur County sheriff's office. You can see Jarall Queen's white F-150 pickup pulled over for deputies, then he speeds off.

You can hear Sgt. Jason Williams scream "Put your hands up! Put your hands up! Watch that car!" at Queen before he led them on the chase.

Spike strips blew out Queen's tires causing him to crash on the side of the road. That is when deputies wer finally able to take him in.

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GRADY COUNTY, GA -- April 16, 2012 - Noon

We now have the name of the victim in an apparent murder. The suspect is accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase through several counties.

Deputies say Jerall Queen murdered a woman in Boston, Georgia on April 14th. Her name is Tabitha Glenn Queen and GBI has confirmed she is Jerall Queen's wife. Deputies say Queen fled the suspected murder scene and deputies in Decatur County were alerted he may have been near the Georgia / Florida line. Queen stopped for deputies on Highway 111 near mile marker 4, but then took off again. The Georgia State Patrol also played a vital role, arresting Queen and transported him back to Thomas County.

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GRADY COUNTY, GA -- April 16, 2012

The Thomas County sheriff's office responded to a possible murder Saturday afternoon in Boston.

Deputies say Jerall Queen murdered a woman. Her name has not yet been released and GBI is now handling that part of the investigation.

"We got a 'be on the lookout for the suspect' yesterday around 4 in the afternoon," said Captain Greg McMillan of the Decatur County Sheriff's Office.

Queen had fled the suspected murder scene and deputies in Decatur County were alerted he may be near the Georgia-Florida line. Queen stopped for deputies on Highway 111 near mile marker 4, but he didn't stay put.

"We don't know if he was afraid he was getting boxed in or what but he took off, and when he did Captain Trolinger pursued," said McMillan.

A near 10 mile chase with "speeds of over a hundred sometimes"
crossed into Grady county where other agencies were at the ready.

"I contacted my deptuties, told them go ahead and put some spike sticks down," explained Grady County Sheriff Harry Young.

Queen's car hit the spikes but Sheriff Young was not sure if that did anything.

"He started heading toward me at a high rate of speed, so I got one round off, and that didn't slow him down much," said Young.

Queen's F-150 tires eventually wore down to the rims. That's when officers were able to finally catch him.
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Boston, Georgia ---- April 15, 2012 12:42 a.m.

WCTV spoke with Georgia Highway Patrol Trooper 1st Class S.C. Singletary on the phone early Sunday morning.

Singletary says Queen had felony warrants out for his arrest Saturday evening.

Singletary works in at Post 12 in Thomasville, Georgia. Singletary was part of the high speed chase to capture Jerrall Queen. The chase ended around 9:55 p.m.

After spike stripes were deployed Queen's tires were blown out. Queen continued driving for one mile on flat tires before crashing his Ford Truck. Singletary made the arrest at the scene and transported Queen to Thomas County jail. Singletary says Queen was unarmed at the time of his arrest.

Boston, Georgia ---- April 15, 2012 12:19 a.m.

Thomas County has captured a suspect in a Saturday afternoon homicide in Boston, Georgia.

Authorities brought Jerrall Queen into custody Saturday night after a high-speed chase through two counties.

Decatur County sheriff's officials tell WCTV that deputies spotted Jerrall Queen in his white Ford F-150 at about 9:30 p.m. on Highway 27 in Decatur County Saturday night. When the officials confronted Queen he sped off eventually driving North on Highway 111.

Queen then crossed into Grady County. The chase lasted 10-12 miles and reached speeds of more than 100 mph. Grady County sheriff's deputies also helped in the capture. Spike strips were used causing Queen to crash his vehicle before being arrested and taken into Thomas County sheriff's custody.

No information has been released regarding who was killed in the Boston, Georgia area. Thomas County officials will release details sometime Sunday morning.


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  • by Friend of Tab Location: Thomasville on Apr 23, 2012 at 01:37 PM
    It amazes me how people talk a lot of trash and they dont even know the truth. No matter if the rumors are true or not, its not gonna bring Tabitha back to her family and friends. My heart goes out to her family and children and those who worked close to her. Those of you who speak of Tabitha in a negitive way, may God have mercy on your soul! My prayers continue to go out to her family and friends. She was a WONDERFUL person & LOVING mother!! There's nothing that anyone could say that would EVER change my mind about Tab. I miss her wonderful smile!
  • by Anonymous Location: THOMASVILLE on Apr 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM
    @GET D FACTS. FIRST OFF IT DONT MATTER WHAT GOING ON IN THEIR HOME THAT DONT GIVE HIM OR NOBODY ELSE THE RIGHT 2 TAKE SOMEBODY LIFE!!!! SMH AND IM NO RELATIVE BUT THAT WAS STUPID 4 YOU 2 SAY. WHAT IF THAT WAS YOUR MOM,SISTER OR AUNT? HOW WOULD YOU FEEL? THE FAMILY HAVE EVERY RIGHT 2 BE ANGRY! THEN YOUR NOT THINKING ABOUT THE SON THAT WITNESS IT!
  • by Edward Location: Bainbridge on Apr 19, 2012 at 02:48 AM
    So glad to see the updated patrol car chase footage. The original news release did not reflect the tactical ability of our highly trained Decatur Co. Deputies. Way to chase the suspect into hand cuffs! Awesome job...Keep up the good work!
  • by RELATIVE OF THE VICTIM Location: MONTICELLO, FL on Apr 18, 2012 at 04:03 PM
    FIRST OF ALL, I AM PRAYING FOR THE CHILD THAT HAD TO WITNESS THIS HEARTLESS CRIME AND ALSO FOR THE OTHER TWO KIDS INVOLVED. ALTHOUGH I REALIZE BOTH FAMILIES LOST A LOVED ONE, BUT THERE IS ONE FAMILY WHO LOST THEIR LOVED ONE AND CAN NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN...THATS WHERE MY SYMPATHY IS. AS FAR AS HIS FAMILY AT LEAST YOU CAN TALK TO, SEE, WRITE YOUR LOVED ONE, ETC. NO WE WERE NOT CALLED TO JUDGE HERE BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY ONE JUDGE. BUT, THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN JUTIFY THIS CRIME..NOTHING HE SAYS CAN MAKE THIS RIGHT AND HE WILL SUFFER BECAUSE OF HIS ACTIONS..WHAT MADE HIM SUCH A GREAT MAN, WAS IT THE FACT THAT HE USHERED IN CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY? ITS SAD THAT HE IS BEING UPHELD IN HIS WRONG AND DEFENDED WHEN HE ALSO ATTEMPTED TO KILL HIS FIRST WIFE. IM SURE THE KIDS THAT NO LONGER HAVE A MOTHER COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THEIR FATHER RIGHT NOW. TAB WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND LOVING PERSON WHO KEPT A SMILE ON HER FACE IN SPITE OF. I SAW AN EARLIER POST WHERE SOMEONE SAID THAT HE ALWAYS LOOKED MAD AND ANGRY AND THIS IS TRUE...I NEVER CAUGHT GOOD VIBES FROM HIM AND IM USUALLY RIGHT ABOUT THE VIBES THAT I PICK UP FROM PEOPLE. THE RACIST AND IGNORANT COMMENTS ON HERE ARE NOT NEEDED. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THESE FAMILIES AND JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. IT IS PRAYING TIME AS WE SEE ON HERE PEOPLE. THERE ARE SOME EVIL PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD AS WE SEE HERE ON THIS SITE BY SOME OF THE COMMENTS. AND TRUST AND BELIEVE THAT THE MEAN AND HATEFUL WORDS THAT THEY POST ON HERE, ONE DAY THEY WILL HAVE TO EAT THOSE WORDS. IT COULD BE YOUR KIDS SUFFERING FROM THE LOSS OF A MOTHER, OR YOUR MOM/DAD SUFFERING FROM THE LOSS OF A CHILD, OR BETTER YET(GOD FORBID) IT COULD BE YOUR CHILDS LIFE TAKEN DUE TO A SENSELESS CRIME. DO BETTER PEOPLE AND LEAVE THE IGNORANT COMMENTS TO YOURSELF. SUCH A SAD TIME RIGHT NOW BUT GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.
  • by GET D FACTS on Apr 17, 2012 at 07:58 PM
    WHAT JERRAL DID WAS WRONG. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE HIM. BOTH OF THEM WAS GOOD PEOPLE. BUT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT MADE HIM DO SUCH A THING. EVERYONE IS ON D OUTSIDE LOOKING IN.HE WASN'T THAT TYPE OF PERSON HE WAS JUST FED UP WITH ALL D LIES AND ETC. AND SOME OF U KNEW WHAT WAS GONG ON IN THEIR LIVES. BUT U WANNA MAKE IT ALL LOOK SO PICTURE PERFECT. AND MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE D BAD GUY. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES. IF IT WAS ONE OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS IT WOULD B DIFFERENT COMMENTS BEING MADE. SO LEAVE HIM ALONE. HE IS STILL LOVED BY HIS FAMILY AND GOD STILL LOVES HIM AND WILL FORGIVE HIM 4 WHAT HE DID BY THIS CRIME OF PASSION.
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      by NOMNOM on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:59 AM in reply to GET D FACTS
      Let's hope nobody makes the same "mistakes" to you. Lies are NEVER a reason to murder someone in front of their children. I'm glad he is off the streets for protection of MY FAMILY!
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        by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:11 PM in reply to NOMNOM
        yeah u say what u wanna. i wanna c hw u react when it becomes your turn. Get a life and stop wanting 2 play kno it all
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      by My Family on Apr 19, 2012 at 08:19 AM in reply to GET D FACTS
      Well help me understand something, if he was tired and all of this why was he still communicating with the family like he was so happy and she was so happy??? Now YOU GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT..... You seem to be the one on the outside looking in. My cousin was a privite/ family person so how do you know??
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      by I LOVE TAB on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM in reply to GET D FACTS
      MISTAKE???? O NO THAT SAPSUCKA KNOW EXACTLY WHT HE WAS DOING...HE WASN'T THE PERFECT MATE EITHER BUT SHE SPARED HIM HIS LIFE!!!! RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WRONG IS WRONG BUT IT IS VERY SILLY OF YOU TO THINK THAT HE SHOULD BE LEFT ALONE I MEAN REALLY IF HE WAS SO FED UP WITH THE LIES AND ETC HE SHOULD HAVE LEFT HER ALONE! KILLING HER!?! WHAT DID THAT SOLVE?? IT'S VERY OBVIOUS THAT HE WAS AND IS VERY EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED SO MAYBE HIS FAMILY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN HIM THE PROFESSIONAL HELP HE NEEDED A LONG TIME AGO AND HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DEAL WITH HIS ISSUES BETTER!
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      by Tab'sNeiceNECi. on Apr 27, 2012 at 07:36 AM in reply to GET D FACTS
      First of all you DONT know what was going on in their lives, thats something that doesnt pertain too YOU. For you too sit up there and say "He was fed up with her lies" thats real LOW & IRRELEVANT of you like i said YOU DONT KNOW what was going on. & Rather he was a good man or not he dont have the right too take NOBODY'S Life. So baby girl you can have ah SEAT!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2012 at 10:21 AM
    Too bad this guy was not 'accidently' ran over!
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      by just too out done on Apr 19, 2012 at 08:20 AM in reply to
      i really which he was......
  • by Deborah Location: Thomasville on Apr 17, 2012 at 09:38 AM
    First of all, My thoughts and prayers go out to both families. I just can't believe some of the mean and thoughtless things some people post, I just don't understand how some people can be so heartless, plain stuck on stupid to say such mean things when families are grieving.
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      by NOMNOM on Apr 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM in reply to Deborah
      No, we just don't like murderers who are on the run and has to be chased down. He is the heartless one. Quit defending murderers! Eventually, these comments will fade away but his reputation will always be the same.
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        by cj on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM in reply to NOMNOM
        agreed.and hes black -__-
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          by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:14 PM in reply to cj
          what does black has 2 do with anything?
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        by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2012 at 06:13 PM in reply to NOMNOM
        u don't kno that.
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      by and they are... on Apr 17, 2012 at 04:19 PM in reply to Deborah
      the fruit of dysfunctional families.
  • by tally Location: tallahassee on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:45 PM
    This is so sad! my prayers are with this family during this difficult time.
  • by Concerned Friend & Classmate on Apr 16, 2012 at 06:40 PM
    Praying for Tab's family and all of the children. Also praying for her parents and siblings. I will miss you Tabitha.
  • by M.Favors Location: Quincy on Apr 16, 2012 at 05:06 PM
    Yall need to get a life.....
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