Man who led pursuit through Gifford threw infant at deputy
The man who led a lengthy pursuit through the Gifford community a week ago now faces two felony counts of aggravated child abuse after he threw a 2-month-old infant at a deputy.
The pursuit, and his subsequent arrest, occurred around 6:30 p.m. May 26, 2021. The man, identified as 32-year-old John Henry James III, faces several other felony charges including aggravated battery on an officer/firefighter/EMT, battery on the same, reckless driving, and resisting arrest with violence.
“You can’t throw a baby at us and expect us to treat you with kid gloves,” Sheriff Eric Flowers said, following the incident.