Henry County Sheriff Will Maddox has asked an officer arrested Sunday night to resign. Ted Yost was taken into custody after he was accused of leading Houston County deputies on a high-speed chase.
"Speeds reached up to 130 miles per hour," said Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes. He said Yost, riding a motorcycle, flew by two deputies at a high rate of speed. A pursuit began on Montgomery Highway and ended a short time later on Denton Road.
Maddox said, upon learning of Yost's arrest, he asked the officer to resign. "We can't have that kind of behavior and I'm not going to tolerate it." said Maddox. The sheriff said Yost has been on medical leave since he was shot and another officer killed last year.
Yost and Headland police officer Dexter Hammond responded to reports of gunshots fired in the Granberry Store community. When they arrived, Hammond was shot to death and Yost wounded. Another officer later shot the gunman, Fred Davis, to death.
Yost has been charged with attempted to elude and reckless endangerment in connection with the chase Sunday night. He was booked then later released from the Houston County Jail.