A Warner Robins man was arrested Tuesday after leading a Bibb County sheriffs deputy on a chase that ended in Peach County.
According to an incident report, the deputy was searching for someone who smashed out a window and grabbed merchandise at ChiChesters Pharmacy on Hartley Bridge Road, when he noticed a black Ford Mustang, driven by Ronald Howard of N. Houston Lake Road, turning right onto Houston Road. The deputy caught up to the car, and ran the tags, which showed the plates were listed for another car. The Mustang turned on to Maryann Drive in an attempt to evade the deputy, the report stated.
The deputy said he observed the driver throwing items out of the window. The chase continued south onto U.S. 41. The suspect continued onto Sudan Drive and into Grove Estates where he exited the car while it was still moving, according to the report. The deputy chased the suspect, and the vehicle hit three mailboxes and stopped after hitting a house.
The deputy grabbed the suspect as he tried to scale a barbed wire fence. A Peach County deputy assisted in the arrest and retrieved six small bags of suspected methamphetamine, nearly $300 and various items.
Howard is accused of possession with intent to distribute, using a license plate to misrepresent, criminal damage of property, felony obstruction and eluding police.