2 arrested following Phenix City high-speed chase that ended in - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

2 arrested following Phenix City high-speed chase that ended in Columbus

(Source: Muscogee Co. Sheriff's Office) (Source: Muscogee Co. Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A police chase that started in Phenix City and ended in Columbus has led to the arrest of two people.

On Tuesday, April 3 around 7:43 p.m. police were in the area of 10th Street and 6th Avenue when dispatch reported that the Phenix City Police Department was chasing a stolen 2006 Nissan Altima into Columbus.

According to a police report, while an officer was chasing the vehicle over the Oglethorpe Bridge from Phenix City to Columbus he observed the driver of the vehicle throw what appeared to be a bag of narcotics out of the vehicle.

Police found methamphetamine and five tablets of ecstasy on the suspects.

Daniel Hamilton, 42, and 36-year-old Amanda Jones were arrested and charged with several offenses.

Hamilton was charged with the following offenses:

  • Theft by receiving stolen property over $1,500
  • Theft by bringing stolen property into state over $1,500
  • Possession of ecstasy
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Obstruction of a police officer
  • Driving while license suspended or revoked
  • Reckless driving
  • No proof of insurance
  • Fleeing to elude law enforcement

Jones was charged with the following offenses:

  • Theft by receiving stolen property over $1,500
  • Theft by bringing stolen property into state over $1,500
  • Possession of ecstasy
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Drugs to be kept in original container
  • Possession of dangerous drugs
  • Obstruction of an officer

Police say the vehicle was originally stolen from Opelika, AL on Oct. 15, 2017.

Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download the WTVM app here.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Man in police custody after rescued with 2 children from the Chattahoochee River

    Man in police custody after rescued with 2 children from the Chattahoochee River

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:57:52 GMT
    According to police, an officer was walking in the area and saw the three stranded without a flotation device. (Source: WTVM)According to police, an officer was walking in the area and saw the three stranded without a flotation device. (Source: WTVM)

    A man with two children were stranded on a rock in the Chattahoochee River Friday afternoon.  

    More >>

    A man with two children were stranded on a rock in the Chattahoochee River Friday afternoon.  

    More >>
  • Former Chattahoochee Co. Sheriff passes away at age 84

    Former Chattahoochee Co. Sheriff passes away at age 84

    Sunday, July 15 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-07-15 18:59:50 GMT
    Sheriff Glynn Cooper served Chattahoochee County from 1972 to 2016, now the community will serve him as he is laid to rest. (Source: Watson-Tante Funeral Home)Sheriff Glynn Cooper served Chattahoochee County from 1972 to 2016, now the community will serve him as he is laid to rest. (Source: Watson-Tante Funeral Home)
    Sheriff Glynn Cooper served Chattahoochee County from 1972 to 2016, now the community will serve him as he is laid to rest. (Source: Watson-Tante Funeral Home)Sheriff Glynn Cooper served Chattahoochee County from 1972 to 2016, now the community will serve him as he is laid to rest. (Source: Watson-Tante Funeral Home)

    Glynn Cooper served as the Chattahoochee County Sheriff for 44 years, from 1972 to 2016, making him the sheriff to have served the second-longest amount of time in the state. 

    More >>

    Glynn Cooper served as the Chattahoochee County Sheriff for 44 years, from 1972 to 2016, making him the sheriff to have served the second-longest amount of time in the state. 

    More >>
  • 50-year-old New Jersey man meets family for first time in Columbus

    50-year-old New Jersey man meets family for first time in Columbus

    Sunday, July 15 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-07-15 17:31:26 GMT
    50-year-old Todd Pearse was adopted at six-months-old and is now meeting his family in Columbus for the first time. (Source: WTVM)50-year-old Todd Pearse was adopted at six-months-old and is now meeting his family in Columbus for the first time. (Source: WTVM)
    50-year-old Todd Pearse was adopted at six-months-old and is now meeting his family in Columbus for the first time. (Source: WTVM)50-year-old Todd Pearse was adopted at six-months-old and is now meeting his family in Columbus for the first time. (Source: WTVM)

    50-year-old Todd Pearse lives in New Jersey with his daughter and his granddaughter. Now, he is surrounded by family he has never known.

    More >>

    50-year-old Todd Pearse lives in New Jersey with his daughter and his granddaughter. Now, he is surrounded by family he has never known.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly