Cherokee Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a home off Scott Road near Canton at 9:40 p.m. on Monday in reference to a person threatening suicide.
Thomas Cook, 53, of Canton left the house before deputies arrived, but they were given a description of his car.
Deputies found his car and pulled him over on Hickory Flat Highway near Cherokee Overlook. During the traffic stop, Cook pointed a firearm at a deputy and then drove off, according to the sheriff's office.
A chase ensued northbound on Interstate 575 from Canton. A Georgia State Patrol trooper placed "stop sticks" across the interstate near the Cherokee and Pickens county line. Cook's car struck the "stop sticks," and he stopped about one mile inside Pickens County.
Cook refused to exit his car and continued to brandish his firearm.
The Cherokee Sheriff's Office SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiation Team and the Pickens County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.
After about 1 hour and 30 minutes, hostage negotiators were able to talk Cook into surrendering and peacefully ended the incident.
Cook was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and attempting to elude. He is being held in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center with a $38,900 bond.
A deputy responding to the incident crashed her patrol car on Interstate 575 south of Riverstone Parkway. She was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta to be treated for minor injuries.
Both sides of Interstate 575 were shut down.