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Wanted woman takes officers on high speed chase

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

February 6, 2009

Lowndes County, GA (WALB) - A dangerous driver and drug suspect faces nearly a dozen charges after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in Lowndes County late last night.  

Jakalia Nicole Martin is charged with multiple felonies including possession of cocaine.  She was already wanted in Hamilton County, Florida.

She sped off after Narcotic Officers attempted to pull her over in Valdosta.  Martin headed north on Bemis Road in the southbound lane.  Officers arrested her after she crashed into a ditch near Reed Road.

"She again fought with our officers and deputies as they tried to take her into custody," said Chief Deputy Joseph Crow of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.  "In doing so, they of course apprehended her and took her to jail.  But in the mean time, they also did discover the drugs in the vehicle as well as a small child that was under three years old."  

It turns out the child wasn't even Martin's. She was just babysitting. The child was not wearing a seat belt but was not injured in the crash.  

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