Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Pelham, GA (WALB) – A minor traffic violation turned into a serious felony case when a Pelham man rammed a police car during a three-mile chase.
That dangerous chase went through the heart of a crowded neighborhood. Pelham Police called off the chase because it got too dangerous, reaching speeds above 80 miles per hour, and they're are still looking for the suspect.
Pelham Police dash camera video caught officers trying to pull over 24-year-old Ladarrius West on Mize Street Tuesday night. They quickly realized West wasn't going to cooperate.
"The officers tried to get around him so they could box him in to keep him from going any further and he used the vehicle to elude them and get around him," said Pelham Police Inv. Rod Williams.
West took off through a residential area where we found signs clearly marking the dangers. Neighbors like Alice Griffin heard the sirens and worried someone might get hurt. "Kids and stuff they love to ride their bikes. They love to stand on the side of the road and communicate with other kids."
You can see how close people were standing as the cars raced along the 20 mile per hour Cemetery Street at more than twice the speed limit. That's when West rammed the police cruiser with his vehicle.
"At one point he struck one of our police cars with his vehicle and was able to get out in front of the police vehicles," said Williams.
The car's camera jostles and debris flies. Sirens wailing the chase continued onto New Hope Road. West slows just enough to avoid a truck at the stop sign with Old Camilla Road. Police say citizens heeding the sirens, avoided injury.
"Any cooperation we can get from the general public as in this case where they saw the lights and saw the chase coming and pulled over to the side of the road is a great help."
Soon after police called off the chase. They say they'll eventually catch up with West and when they do, he'll face felony aggravated assault charges in addition to the initial misdemeanor of driving with a suspended license.
If you know where Ladarrius West is Pelham Police want you to call them. West is also charged with a long list of traffic violations in addition to aggravated assault on a police officer for ramming the police cruiser.