BONIFAY - Holmes County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a local man and charged him with fleeing and eluding law enforcement after he attempted to avoid a traffic stop.


According to a press release from HCSO, a deputy observed James T. Caldwell, 49, of Bonifay, traveling in a reckless manner on Highway 177-A.


"Caldwell sped up to approximately 90 mph after the deputy activated his emergency lights but stopped about three miles into the pursuit, at which time he was taken into custody without incident," the report said. "During the course of the brief chase, the deputy observed Caldwell throw what appeared to be a bag out of his driver’s side window.


Caldwell was placed into custody but according to the report a search of the area was unsuccessful in locating the object.