MOULTRIE, Ga. — After chasing down an assault suspect who jumped from a moving car, police found the victim in the Nov. 13 attack trying to drive away when they returned to the vehicle.
The low-speed vehicle pursuit started at about 1 a.m. Saturday when an officer working security at a night club in northeast Moultrie reported seeing Ronald Jermaine Johnson leave in a tan Mercury Grand Marquis.
The officer knew there were active warrants on Johnson in connection with an incident Nov. 13.
A patrol officer located the car at Third Street and First Avenue Southeast and turned on his emergency light a short time later. The driver, traveling less than the posted speed limit, refused to pull over as the officer followed.
During the pursuit, police said, the driver drove on the wrong side of the street on two occasions and ran a stop sign at Seventh Avenue and Fourth Street Southwest. He increased speed to 30 miles per hour and turned onto Ninth Street, driving on the wrong side of the road before the driver jumped from the moving car and ran through the parking lot of Packer Villa Apartments.
The officer followed on foot through an open area and then into some woods where he caught Johnson trying to cross a body of water.
Johnson told police that he was not injured but was cold due to being in the water.
As they put him in a patrol car they noticed Denise Sanquale Davis, the passenger, in the driver’s seat with the car in drive. Davis got out, leaving the car in drive, police said, and was uncooperative and smelled strongly of alcohol.
Police had active arrest warrants on charges of aggravated assault and battery in a Nov. 13 incident in which Davis reported that Johnson had pointed a gun at her during an argument.
Police also charged Johnson, 33, 3460 Hwy. 319 N. Norman Park, with fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of road, duty to obey police officer, driving while license withdrawn, failure to stop for stop sign, seat belt violation and defective equipment.
Davis, 35, 601 Third St. S.W., was charged Saturday with driving under the influence and duty to obey police officer.
In other arrests
• Channing Xavior Hudson, 27, 244 Rowland Drive, was charged Sunday with driving under the influence, expired vehicle tag or decal and speeding.
• Calvin Ray Simpson Jr., 28, 205 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and Regina Monique Palmore, 44, 710 Third Ave. S.W., were each charged Sunday with disorderly conduct.
• Christopher Bernard Hayes Jr., 22, 624 Ninth Ave.. S.E., was charged Sunday with possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.
• Stephen Allen Moore, 24, 4881 Smokey Lane, was charged Saturday with driving under the influence, open container in vehicle and speeding.
• Tonya Davis Trull, 35, 2294 Hwy. 111, was charge Friday with theft by shoplifting.
• Earl Jerome Davis Jr., 38, 120 Fourth St. S.W., was charged Friday with following too closely and driving while license suspended.
• Corey Ronell Daniels, 39, 2212 West Blvd., was charged Thursday with possession of arms by convicted felony or first-offense probationer, failure to drive within single line and illegal possession of controlled substance.
• Daniel Day Lewis Jr., 19, 824 Eighth Ave. S.E., was charged Thursday with entering auto, theft by taking and giving false information or false name to police officer.
• Roy Barkley Jones, 46, 919 Skipper Road, was charged Saturday with leaving scene of an accident.
Police were dispatched at 8:46 p.m. to the 300 block of Sardis Church Road after a driver reported meeting a car with heavy damage to the front end whose driver was using the light from his cell phone to light his way down the road.
At that area police found four road signs and mail boxes with damage. At Jones’ residence police found him with injuries to the face consistent with cuts from broken glass and a 2008 Lexus IS250 with damage to the front, sides and roof consistent with a roll-over.
Jones told police that he ran off the road when he swerved for a dog and that he left because the car was a road hazard.
• Jacob Bill Folsom, 21, 288 Foxthick Road, and Marco Antonio Garcia Jr., 18, 3526 Hwy. 133 S., were each charged Thursday with theft by receiving stolen property and theft by deception.
• Rhett Tanner Law, 18, 1013 14th St. S.W., was charged Thursday with theft by taking.
• Bobby Eugene Melton Jr., 46, 225 Indian Lake Drive Lot 23, Norman Park, was charged with fugitive from justice.
• Michael Antonio Burkes, 1115 Joe Louis Ave.
• Lastinger’s, 11 Third St. S.E., reported Sunday the theft of property valued at $80.
• Kathryn Wright, 200 block McGinty Road, reported Friday the theft of a 2014 Honda Pioneer 700 valued at $7,000.
• Brandon Keith, 300 block Dampier Road, Pavo, reported Thursday the theft of a Sony 31-inch LCD television, two loaded 30-round magazines for an AR-15 rifle, Dewalt 3300 psi pressure washer, four 20-inch by 8-inch star rims and an Xgody GPS system.
Keith told police that it appeared the thief pried open a sliding door to get inside the residence.
• Cody Connell, 20 block Jake Lane, Enigma, reported Friday the theft of children’s toys, clothes and a chifferobe with a total value of $300.
• Christopher Yon Brannon, 39, Moultrie, reported that a female companion took his cell phone, sweat shirt and sweat pants.
Brannon told police that the woman left after they had an argument in the 500 block of South Main Street.
Tina Anderson, 27, told police that she left because she did not want to argue, but that she did not take Brannon’s property.
• Dollar General, 1601 Camilla Hwy., reported Thursday that a male concealed merchandise in his jacket.
A store employee was unable to tell police that amount of merchandise that was stolen.
• Karri Rittenhouse, Lake Wales, Fla., reported Friday the theft of a wallet containing $25, credit and debit cards, and identification cards that she lost in the 900 block of Fourth Street Southwest.
• Charity Sneed, 200 block Third Avenue Northwest, reported Saturday the theft of a pair of tennis shoes valued at $8.
• Donnie Hancock, 51, Dutton, Ala., reported Saturday the theft of the tailgate from a 2011 Ford F250 parked in the 1700 block of First Avenue Southeast.
• Kathy Branch, 100 block North Colquitt Street, Ellenton, reported Sunday the theft of a hand tiller and Duraflame electric heater with a total value of $145.
• Harmon Jeffords, 20 block Cherokee Road, reported Friday the theft of a briefcase and pair of prescription Costa sunglasses with a total value of $640 from a 2008 Lexus LS460.
• Jenna Alderman, 1100 block Shade Murphy Road, reported Thursday the theft of $450 and two bank credit cards.
• Willie Crawford, 71, Hartsfield, reported Friday an incident of financial transaction card fraud.
• Katey Joiner, 82, Moultrie, reported Wednesday that the driver of a truck struck the rear of her 2003 Toyota Sequoia while she was in a bank drive-through line in the 200 block of Second Street Southeast.
Joiner told police that after she spoke with the man he drove away before she could get any information from him.
• Yonarlis Turro, 37, Moultrie, reported Thursday that a driver struck her 2008 Nissan Altima while parked in the 100 block of West Bypass.
• Michael Martin, 5000 block First Avenue Northwest, reported Saturday that a female acquaintance damaged the door of his residence by beating it violently.
• Bobby Beaty, 100 block Brandi Drive, reported Thursday that someone damaged his Golden Companion scooter.
Beaty told police it appeared that a vehicle drove over the scooter.
• Save-A-Lot, 205 Sixth St. S.E., reported Thursday that a man urinated on the sidewalk next to the business.
Police searched for the suspect described by a store employee but did not locate him.
• Tracie Dabney, 300 block Second Street Northwest, reported Friday that a man walking by her residence pushed over her mail box.
The man then used vulgar language toward her, she told police.
• Police responded at 1:35 a.m. to a report of a fight in the 200 block of Second Street Northwest.
A witness told officers that the two combatants left together in a green car. Police searched for the car but did not find it.