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A vehicle chase last Friday night ended with Lowell Preston Bailey of Meansville being arrested and charged with multiple felonies, according to a report from Thomaston Police Department.

Officer David McCoy initiated a traffic stop of a Ford F-150 pickup truck for failure to maintain its lane near the intersection of Hannah’s Mill Road and West Main Street. The driver continued traveling north on Hannah’s Mill, turned east onto North Goodrich Street, then accelerated to West Goodrich Avenue, running stop signs at S and R Streets, the report stated.

After crossing North Church Street onto East Goodrich Avenue, the truck turned right on 5th Avenue and right onto C Street Southeast before stopping abruptly. The driver, 43-year-old Bailey, exited the truck and immediately laid face down on the ground, according to the report.

Bailey alerted Officer McCoy that there was a firearm (.380 caliber pistol) in the passenger side door.

A review of patrol car camera footage showed Bailey tossing “something” out the driver’s side front window while turning right onto 5th Avenue. A clear plastic bag containing a clear crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine was found in the middle of the roadway, the report stated.

Bailey was charged with possession of meth, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, along with misdemeanor tampering with evidence and traffic violations.

Other unrelated arrests and charges reported by TPD include the following:

Justin Kyle Bertram, aggravated assault (Family Violence Act) and misdemeanor cruelty to children in the third degree;

Joshua Joseph Neese, three counts of false imprisonment, terroristic threats and acts, two counts of misdemeanor cruelty to children in the third degree, and simple battery (FVA);

Jatori Lamon Davis, felony cruelty to children and misdemeanor obstructing or hindering law enforcement;

Stan Gary Ingram, possession of meth, possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor possession and use of drug-related objects;

Brian Cunningham, possession of meth, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a firearm during commission of certain felonies, and misdemeanor possession of drug-related objects and obstruction of law enforcement;

Mitchell David Pattillo, possession of meth, felony tampering with evidence, and possession of drug-related objects;

Dexter Searcy, possession of meth, possession and use of drug-related objects, and misdemeanor obstruction of law enforcement;

Charles Lee Roy Jones, possession of meth and possession and use of drug-related objects;

Stephen Michael Clark, possession of meth, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, financial transaction card fraud, along with misdemeanors theft by deception and theft by taking;

Nicole Lorraine Fuller, possession of meth;

Elizabeth Michelle Rogers, possession of meth;

Ashley Gail Warmack, possession of meth;

LaQuasha Kasha Hutcherson, felony forgery;

Rondarion Malick Green, felony forgery;

Kentarious Howard, felony forgery;

Maya Bailey, felony criminal damage to property second degree;

Jeremy Bakari Dennard, felony criminal damage to property second degree;

Dante Smith, felony contempt of Superior Court;

James Howard Blount, felony public indecency;

Christopher David Miller, felony probation violation.

Recent arrests and charges reported by the office of Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore include the following:

Jeff Scott Bufford, felony false imprisonment (FVA) and felony cruelty to children in the first degree (FVA);

Brittany Diane Young, two counts of felony cruelty to children in the first degree, felony failure to appear in court, along with two counts of misdemeanor cruelty to children in the third degree and simple battery (FVA);

Stanley Lewis Weaver, three counts of possession of meth, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and crossing guard lines with illegal material;

Eric Deshawn Webb, trafficking in cocaine or other illegal drugs, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and two counts of manufacture or possess illegal substances;

Brian Christian Cunningham, possession of meth, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a firearm during commission of certain crimes, misdemeanor possession and use of drug-related objects, and misdemeanor obstructing or hindering law enforcement;

Mason Lee Hammond, possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, along with misdemeanors cruelty to children in the third degree and battery (FVA);

Kelly Glenn Bradshaw, possession of meth and felony probation violation;

Krystal Smith, possession of meth;

Sheldon Shauntez Smith, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance;

Carolyn Lynn Collier, felony entering automobile or other motor vehicle and felony criminal damage to property second degree;

Lisa Jeanne Bash, felony probation violation;

Jans Wayne Ard, possession of meth, felony failure to appear in court, and misdemeanor failure to appear (Georgia State Patrol arrest reported by UCSO).

A rash of vehicle break-ins continued with at least a half dozen reported by TPD in the last two weeks. Handguns were stolen in at least two of the incidents, according to reports.

Vehicle break-ins occurred on N Street, North Center Street, Barnesville Street, East Thompson Street, Ruthie Manor Drive (stolen tag), and Civic Center Drive between Jan. 12 and Jan. 22. No arrests were reported in any of the “entering automobile or other motor vehicle” cases.

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