Four Arrested After Trying to Avoid Weekend License Check

March 4, 2014
(L-R) Jackson, Jordan, Morrison, and Simmons

(L-R) Jackson, Jordan, Morrison, and Simmons

A routine license check over the weekend results in the arrests of four individuals on drug charges.

On Sunday, deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office were conducting a license check at the intersection of Lexington Highway and Brodie Rayle Road.

According to Elbert County Sheriff Melvin Andrews, a suspicious vehicle made a u-turn and made off in the opposite direction.

“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.”

The chase only lasted approximately two miles, said Andrews, before the vehicle was stopped just shy of the Elberton city limits.

The driver, 25-year-old Joshua Paul Jackson of a West Tate Street address, was arrested, and according to Sheriff Andrews, faces a lengthy list of charges.

“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”, listed Andrews.

Three other individuals were also in the vehicle and arrested on drug charges.

23-year-old Brett Aaron Morrison and 24-year-old Joycelon Fay Simmons both of Pickens, SC, and 35-year-old Jonathon Wayne Jordan of an Elm Street address in Elberton, were charged with one count each of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Related Objects.

All four were transported to the Elbert County Detention Center following their arrests, where all four currently remain in custody.

At this time, a bond amount has not been set for any of the four arrested.