A Gordon County man is facing serious charges after he allegedly rammed a police cruiser several times while trying to flee a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

The incident happened just after midnight when a deputy initiated a traffic stop near Calhoun.

The suspect, identified as 35 year-old Santiago Alberto Franco Marquez, fled the scene and as a Georgia State Trooper was attempting a box maneuver to get Marquez to stop, he crashed into the police cruiser at the intersection of Harris Beamer Road and LaVista Drive.

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The trooper got out of his vehicle and Marquez allegedly continued to strike the cruiser. The trooper then fired a single shot into the driver's side window of Marquez's vehicle.

Marquez escaped through the passenger side window and fled on foot. He was tased and apprehended a short time later.

Marquez has been charged with Aggravated Assault on an Officer, Attempting to Elude, and other traffic violations.

No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.

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