The Dougherty District Attorney says he will seek the maximum prison penalty against an Albany man indicted this week for trafficking cocaine. Police arrested Vincent Williams after they say he led officers on a high speed chase on South Madison Street, going 70 MPH in a 30 MPH zone.
DA Greg Edwards says he wants tough sentences to stop drug dealers who use guns or start high speed chases. "Insists on running from the police officer at high speeds, putting everybody at risk. Or having guns, we are going to seek the maximum penalty available in this instance," Edwards said.
Investigators say Williams threw a bag containing 28 grams of cocaine out of the car. The cocaine trafficking charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.
Another Albany man is indicted for aggravated assault after prosecutors say he used his car as a deadly weapon. Prosecutors say Gary Potter intentionally hit two people with his Chevrolet Malibu outside Coach's Bar and Grill on Old Dawson Road January 16th after he was thrown out of the bar.
Investigators say Potter backed into 59-year-old Tony Harrell and 27-year-old Jessica Paris, then drove forward hitting them again. Paris suffered broken ribs and a broken pelvis.
"Aggravated assault is any assault with the intent to rob, rape, or murder. Or any assault with any deadly weapon or with any object that is used offensively," Edwards said.
Potter was arrested a week after the attack and is now indicted on two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated battery.