Georgia man facing 17 criminal charges after Wednesday incident in Calhoun

Georgia man facing 17 criminal charges after Wednesday incident in Calhoun

December 14th, 2013 by Alex Green in Local Regional News

CALHOUN, Ga. - An 80 mile-per-hour police chase on Interstate 75 on Wednesday night resulted in two arrests, seizure of eight pounds of marijuana and a total of 18 criminal charges brought against two people.

Tomious Montiwan Lindsey of Stone Mountain, Ga., was stopped for speeding on South Wall Street around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Calhoun Police Department release.

Lindsey reportedly acted nervous when a Calhoun officer approached his vehicle, so he was asked if police could perform a search of his vehicle. He told police no.

Police brought a drug-sniffing dog out to do a "free air sniff" around Lindsey's vehicle. The dog reportedly alerted on the driver's side of the vehicle and officers found the marijuana, the release stated.

Officers then removed Lindsey's passenger, Charmaine Christine Conyers, also of Stone Mountain, Ga., from the vehicle. As an officer took Conyers around back of Lindsey's vehicle, police say Lindsey sped away, leaving Conyers behind and hitting two officers who tried to stop him.

Gordon County sheriff's deputies and Georgia State Patrol officers joined the pursuit at speeds of more than 80 mph, police said.

Lindsey lost control and wrecked in Bartow County, Ga., which borders Gordon County to the south. He was arrested and booked into Bartow County Jail. His charges include speeding; improper passing on left; passing in a no passing zone; reckless driving; failure to yield while crossing intersection; failure to stop for stop sign; failure to obey traffic control device; possession of marijuana more than one ounce; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; hit and run; fleeing and attempting to elude; failure to wear seatbelts; failure to maintain lane; two counts of aggravated assault on police officer; and two counts of obstruction of an officer.

Conyers was booked into Gordon County Jail. She is charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.