According to a Calhoun Police Department press release, an officer clocked a vehicle on South Wall Street running 47 mph in a 35 mph zone. When the officer stopped the vehicle near the intersection of South Wall Street and W.C. Bryant Parkway, he noticed the driver, identified as Tomious Montiwan Lindsey of Stone Mountain, was nervous. Lindsey refused to consent to a search of the vehicle. However, a K-9 officer on the scene said he was going to perform a free air sniff around the vehicle with his partner, according to the release. When the K-9, Cezar, reached the driver’s side he gave a positive alert. According to the release, an officer went to the passenger side to remove Charmaine Christine Conyers, of Stone Mountain, from the vehicle.
As the officer walked Conyers to the rear of the vehicle, Lindsey allegedly ran back to the vehicle and struck two officers as he fled the scene.
Officers pursued Lindsey down Wall Street, driving through Calhoun at speeds more than 80 mph. Lindsey reached Interstate 75 southbound where Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Georgia State Patrol officers joined the pursuit. Lindsey, according to the release, lost control of his vehicle and crashed in Bartow County.
When Calhoun police arrested Lindsey, they reportedly found 8 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his vehicle.
Conyers was arrested and charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. She was transported to the Gordon County Jail.
Lindsey was transported to the Bartow County Jail and charged with 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 1 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.
Juvenile steals guns via cat door
An unknown juvenile allegedly stole two firearms by escaping through a cat door Thursday afternoon.
According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the victim said he was returning home from the store when he heard what he thought was someone in his residence.
The victim said he entered his home and saw a juvenile allegedly running toward the back door with a camera bag that belonged to the victim. The juvenile left through a “small ‘cat door,’” according to the report. While fleeing the residence, the juvenile dropped the camera bag and jumped a fence in the backyard, the victim said. The juvenile then hid behind a neighbor’s truck for a few minutes and then ran through the neighbor’s yard toward the road. The victim then lost sight of the suspect.
Two firearms were in the camera bag, the victim said, and they were missing.
The responding deputy met with the neighbor, who said a juvenile did run through his yard toward the road. However, the neighbor said he could not give a good description of the suspect.
The deputy searched the area, but did not find the juvenile.