WARRENTON, Ga. -- A 31-year-old Thomson man was taken into custody after a foot chase with a state trooper in a subdivision near Warrenton last Saturday.
Trooper Patrick Prosser of the Georgia State Patrol post in Thomson said Jeremy Jammal Johnson, of the 3600 block of Mount Pleasant Road, was charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for possession of marijuana, window tint violation and violation of the Georgia Open Container Law. He was taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center in Thomson.
Trooper Prosser said he turned his car around on Georgia Highway 12 after observing that Mr. Johnson's window tint was too dark. Mr. Johnson, driving a GMC 1500 Yukon, turned onto Plainview Drive and later into the backyard of a residence. It was there that he jumped out of the vehicle and fled from the trooper.
Trooper Prosser said he managed to run Mr. Johnson down in the back yard of another mobile home 200 yards away from where he bailed out of his vehicle.
During a search of the suspect, Trooper Prosser found a small bag of marijuana and more than $130 in cash.
No other drugs were found after a search of the Yukon by lawmen with the Warren County Sheriff's Department and Warrenton Police Department. Taking part in that search included Deputy Joey Akers and his drug dog, Brixta, as well as Deputies Sammy Purvis and Jammie Henning and WPD Officer Steve Mathis.