Not long into the New Year on January 1, LaGrange Police became engaged in a high speed pursuit after a driver ran a traffic checkpoint and nearly hit an officer.
Around 12:50 a.m., police were conducting a safety checkpoint on Vernon Street when a white Honda Accord slowed and stopped for a brief moment.
The driver, later identified as Mikquavious Green, then accelerated in an aggressive manner towards an officer, who had to quickly dodge to avoid being hit.
The Honda then fled the scene, so officers pursued Green and reached speeds in excess 80 mph on residential streets within the city.
Police say Green drove recklessly, running stop lights and signs, and at points traveled on the wrong side of the roadway.
Upon reaching Timothy Street, Green fled the vehicle and ran into a backyard, where he hopped a chainlink fence and was briefly attacked by a dog. Police the lost sight of Green as he ran towards Grady Street.
After officers lost Green, the suspect vehicle was searched and officers located clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana within the Honda. Officers also discovered a total of 14 counterfeit $50 bills inside the vehicle.
Warrants were later issued for Green’s arrest for Possession of Marijuana, Obstruction of Officers, Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device, Failure to Obey a Stop Sign, Failure to Maintain Minimum Insurance, and Driving while Unlicensed.
This incident is still under investigation by the La-Grange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.
If anyone has any further information about this incident, please contact the La- Grange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega. org.
Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects is often eligible for a cash reward.