ESTO – A pursuit into Alabama lead to the arrest of a Bonifay man on multiple charges.
A Holmes County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling in the area of Ten Mile Road on May 7 when according to reports, they attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a black Dodge pickup truck.
The driver, later identified as Jerry Rae Bodie, 42, of Bonifay, refused to stop and instead continued north on Highway 79 toward Alabama.
The HCSO release states that Bodie was observed tossing a bag out of the truck window before turning onto Alabama County Road 9 while driving erratically before coming to a stop and being taken into custody at the intersection of County Road 9 and County Road 4.
Deputies then located the bag tossed by Bodie during the pursuit and searched the contents. The contents included several grams of methamphetamine, needles, a set of scales, and several rounds of .22 caliber ammunition.
Bodie was arrested and transported to the Geneva County Jail where he signed a waiver of extradition. He was then transported to the Holmes County Jail, where he was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.