Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested man on several felony charges after he crashed a vehicle while running from them during a minor traffic stop.
Wednesday night about 8:49 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to pull over a Nissan Sentra on Whitesville Road near Lukken Industrial Drive after seeing the driver fail to maintain lane, along with a tag violation.
When deputies tried to stop the vehicle, the driver, later identified as Rodrigos Leshun Lindsey, fled from deputies and began traveling at high speed in an attempt to elude law enforcement.
Deputies say the Nissan continued at high speeds through a residential area before ultimately crashing into tree in the front yard of a residence in the 100 block of Royal Court in LaGrange.
Lindsey then reportedly fled the crashed vehicle on foot, but was quickly captured a short while later.
Deputies later recovered approximately 2 lbs of marijuana that Lindsey allegedly threw down while running from deputies.
As a result, Lindsey, age 44, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Abandonment of Dangerous Drug in a Public Place, Obstruction of an Officer, Fleeing/Attempting to Elude (Felony), Violation of an Instruction Permit, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Driving with an Obstructed License Plate.
Lindsey has since been released from the Troup County Jail on $18,500 bond.
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