Bond Set for the Four Arrested After Trying to Elude License Check

March 5, 2014

Bond has been set on the four people arrested after trying to avoid a weekend license check.

In a story heard on WSGC yesterday, Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews said a suspicious vehicle, which turned out to be stolen from South Carolina, made a u-turn and made off in the opposite direction when approaching a license check set up at the intersection of Lexington Highway and Bodie Rayle Road.

“This vehicle was approaching the license check and slowed down and kicked a u-turn in the middle of the road spinning tires, fleeing back towards town, which was the direction they came from”, said Sheriff Andrews. “The officer estimated the speed of the chase upwards of ninety miles per hour.”

After a brief chase, the driver, 25-year-old Joshua Paul Jackson was arrested and charged with Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Theft by Bringing Stolen Property into the State, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Related Objects, Fleeing/Eluding Officer, Possession of Marijuana, Too Fast for Conditions, Reckless Driving, Laying Drag, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Driving while Unlicensed.

Three others, 23-year-old Brett Aaron Morrison, 24-year-old Joycelon Fay Simmons, and 35-year-old Jonathon Wayne Jordan were charged with one count each of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Related Objects.

Bond for Morrison and Simmons has been set at $15,000 each. Jordan has been given a bond of $20,000. Jackson, however had the largest bond set, coming in at $35,061.