WARNER ROBINS -- A Centerville man was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and multiple traffic offenses, including fleeing and a hit-and-run, after leading law enforcement authorities on a 20-minute chase Saturday.
Anthony Stevenson Braswell II, 23, was being held without bond at the Houston County jail. His passenger, Keisha Demetria Styles, 22, of Warner Robins, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. She was free on a $1,100 bond.
The chase started at 5:04 p.m. in Warner Robins after Braswell failed to pull over for Houston County sheriff’s Deputy J.R. Hall, according to Houston County sheriff’s incident report. The deputy had attempted to stop Braswell for failing to stop at a stop sign at S. Kimberly Road and Leisure Lake Drive and for a window tint violation.
The deputy caught up with the green 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe that Braswell was driving on Leisure Lake Drive. The chase ensued down Tallulah Trail, Russell Parkway, Suwannee Avenue, Seminole Avenue, Moody Road, S. Pleasant Hill Road, Crestwood Circle, Cornelia Drive, Laura Avenue, Paul Street, Alma Avenue, Cornelia Drive, Crestwood Avenue, S. Davis Drive, Watson Boulevard and Ga. 247.
Georgia State Patrol trooper Phillip Minchew was able to stop the vehicle using a pit maneuver at 5:19 p.m. on Ga. 247 about three miles north of the Houston and Bibb county line.
During the chase, Braswell sideswiped a blue 1997 Jaguar XJSL on S. Davis Drive, the report stated. The driver pulled the Jaguar into the parking lot of a nearby gas station and called 911, the report stated.
Also during the chase, Braswell nearly hit other vehicles, traveled on the wrong side of roadways, and traveled at excessive speeds, including 95 miles per hour on S. Davis Drive, the report stated.
Authorities found a couple bags of marijuana on Braswell, who appeared to be high from marijuana, the report stated. Authorities also found two digital scales and materials used to package marijuana in the vehicle, the report stated.
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