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.


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.


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.

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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