41-year-old man arrested for homicide by vehicle in Paulding

November 1st, 2023 – 12:20 PM

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office –

Tuesday morning multiple Paulding County deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers arrived in the area of Buchanan Highway (GA 120 W) and Roses Store looking for the driver of a vehicle that caused an accident at Mulberry Rock Road and Cohran Road at approximately 6:49 AM. 

 Multiple people were injured in the accident including one individual who later died at the hospital. After chasing the male driver for the better part of the day, Deputies, Troopers, and US Marshals eventually captured him at a home in Temple, Georgia.

41-year-old Michael Anthony Morgan, Jr. was arrested without incident and taken to the hospital for the injuries he sustained. He was later transported to the Paulding County Jail where he’s being charged with the following offenses and held without bond: 

– Homicide by vehicle

– Hit and run resulting in serious injury or death

– Serious injury by vehicle

– Driving on the wrong side of the roadway

– Failure to maintain lane

– Driving on a suspended license

– No proof of insurance

– Defective tires

– Multiple warrants from various jurisdictions

Anyone with additional information regarding this accident is being asked to contact the Georgia State Patrol Post 29 Paulding at (770) 222-6174.

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