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Suspect in hit-and-run of Clayton Co. officer arrested

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SkyFOX 5 was over the scene where authorities took a hit-and-run suspect into custody on Dec. 19. SkyFOX 5 was over the scene where authorities took a hit-and-run suspect into custody on Dec. 19.
Authorities arrested Thomas Paige on December 19, 2012. Authorities arrested Thomas Paige on December 19, 2012.
DULUTH, Ga. -

The man wanted in the hit-and-run of a Clayton County police officer was taken into custody on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Marshals.

Authorities said that Paige that Paige was hiding at a friend's apartment in Duluth.

Paige, 36, is accused of running over Officer Michael Hooks on Dec. 12 outside an abandoned K-Mart distribution center. Authorities said that Paige and Jabari Jackson may have been stealing metal from the site when Officer Hooks arrived. Jackson was arrested shortly after the incident, but Paige managed to elude police for a week.

Paige faces several charges, including aggravated assault on a peace officer, aggravated battery on a peace officer, felony hit and run, and felony obstruction of justice.

As he was being led by police, Paige said he was innocent.

A second person was arrested on charges of hiding Paige.

Hooks suffered two broken ribs and internal injuries in the incident. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

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