A police pursuit resulted in the arrest of two adults and a boy Monday night on drugs and weapons charges after an officer attempted to make a traffic stop at the South Georgia Parkway and Victory Drive, said Waycross Police Capt. Benji Hersey.
After a motor vehicle pursuit and a foot chase, the driver, Myron Williams, 18, of Waycross, was taken into custody and charged with possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, obstruction of an officer, theft by receiving stolen property, failure to obey traffic devices, lane straddling, attempting to elude, fleeing, driving without a license, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and giving a false name, said Hersey.
His passenger, Shakia Walls, 23, of Waycross, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, meth and marijuana, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, obstruction of an officer, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and giving a false name, said Hersey.
The 16-year-old boy was turned over to authorities at the Regional Youth Detention Center, said Hersey.
At 8:02 p.m., a Waycross police officer attempted to stop a white Chevrolet Impala for making a left turn from the right lane onto Victory Drive off the South Georgia Parkway. Hersey said the driver sped away but soon stopped, all three occupants jumping out and running away.
Officers were able to catch up to each suspect and took the trio into custody within a few short minutes, Hersey said.
In the vehicle and around the outside of it (where the three had discarded substances), officers found cocaine, meth, marijuana and a gun that had been reported stolen in a recent burglary in the city, said Hersey.