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Man runs from traffic stop, arrested one day later


A man wanted on probation violation and ran from a traffic stop is back in custody.

Echols County Sheriff's investigators say Cedric Gee, 19, ran away while being patted down for weapons early Sunday morning.

Gee is charged with two counts of felony obstruction of an officer, two counts of a misdemeanor obstruction of an officer, misdemeanor giving false information to a law enforcement and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

According to a report, as the deputy attempted to place Gee's hands behind his back, he snatched away resisting arrest, and caused the deputy to break his finger.

A search began with help from Sheriff Courson and other deputies, but Gee was not found again until Monday.

Deputies received a tip and found Gee at a home on Fermen Staten Circle, but say he ran away out the back and into the woods.

Officials then brought in K-9 tracking dogs from Valdosta State Prison to help continue the search for Gee, who had fled into miles of woods and swamps.

Gee was finally found again near Hester Road and apprehended. He was taken to the Lowndes County Jail.

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