PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. – A South Georgia sheriff says a convicted felon wanted for a series of violent crimes fatally shot himself before dawn Tuesday after being pulled over for driving erratically.
WTOC-TV quoted Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher as saying deputies found Steven Michael Holmes suffering from a gunshot wound to the head after being followed off Interstate 95, then stopped on Highway 21 in Port Wentworth. Wilcher said Holmes was pulled over shortly after 4:30 a.m. for failing to stay in a lane.
Authorities later identified Holmes, a 38-year-old sought by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, and determined he was driving a car stolen in North Carolina.
Portsmouth police tweeted that Holmes was wanted for attempted murder, abduction, forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and indecent liberties with a minor by custodian.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating.