A Commerce man was arrested after he fled from a deputy trying to pull him over for speeding (63 mph in a 45 mph zone) on Neese Commerce Road.
Josepha Kyle Evans, 20, 3572 Hwy. 98 West, was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude, speeding, reckless driving, driving on wrong side of the road and failure to stop at a stop sign.
According to the incident report, Deputy Jeff Strickland was traveling southbound on Neese Commerce when he observed a red Honda traveling at a high rate of speed. When he turned around and activated his blue lights and siren for a traffic stop, the Honda reportedly turned onto W.L. Williams Road at a high rate of speed, sliding sideways. After following the subject into Jackson County, Strickland lost sight of him and notified Jackson County. About that time, Corporal Jason Luke of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office notified Strickland that the red Honda had passed him and turned into a residence on Hwy. 98 West, where he and Deputy Alan Stratton saw him run into the residence.
Evans was found standing in the living room of the residence and arrested. He denied being the driver of the vehicle, but his boot prints matched those found beside the vehicle, as did his appearance and the cap he was wearing when Strickland first spotted him.
In another arrest, David Christopher Patrick, 39, of 2613 Hardman Morris Road, Colbert, was charged with battery under the Family Violence Act (FVA) after he allegedly got into a physical altercation with his juvenile son. The deputy reportedly observed marks on the boy’s neck.
Others arrested by law enforcement in Madison County recently included:
•Elisa Elizabeth Angel, 36, 1160 Daniels Bridge Road, Watkinsville, bench warrant (original charges: theft by taking and obstruction).
•Jerry Christopher Angel, 31, 186 Alexander Road, Commerce, bench warrant (original charge: theft by taking).
•Linda Susette Bales, 48, 159 South Main Street, Hull, three counts of forgery in the first degree, eight counts of deposit account fraud and a parole violation.
•Dustin Wayne Cash, 37, 6596 Hwy. 191, Comer, probation violation (original charge: driving while license suspended, etc.).
•Jeffery Donald Doster, 47, 877 Hwy. 106, Hull, two counts of probation violation (possession of cocaine), failure to appear (original charge: driving on a suspended license) and a bench warrant.
•Wesley Paul Edins, 32, 381 Dove Drake Road, Royston, hold for Stephens County.
•Jeffery Ray Morris, 48, 420 Lot 9, Athens, bench warrant (original charge: simple battery) and deposit account fraud.
•Jaime Jeovane Ramirez, 34, 362 Pleasant Acre Farm Road, Nicholson, two counts of bench warrant (original charges: driving while unlicensed and failure maintain a lane) and giving false information (bondsman off bond).
•Billy Raymond Standridge, 29, 65 James Lane, Danielsville, driving while license withdrawn, suspended or revoked, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
•Ronald Edward Tarpkins, 45, 893 W. L. Williams Road, Commerce, speeding, open container in vehicle, driving while license withdrawn and a probation violation.
•Richard Daniel White, 44, 4545 Boundry Circle, Cedar Bluff, Ala., failure to appear (original charges: VGCSA, forgery, giving false name, etc.)
•Wayne Roger Chastain, 63, 139 Human Road, Bowman, driving while license withdrawn, no insurance and driving while tag is suspended.
•Thomas Tao Easton, 23, 180 Oak Bend Drive, Hull, DUI, failure to drive within a single lane, seatbelt violation and open container in vehicle.
•Norman Jeffery Garmon, 57, 6165 Hwy. 72 West, Colbert, hold for Coweta County.
•Miguel Rodreguez, 31, 397 Reed Brawner Road, Royston, driving without a license.