News Release: MCSO
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 7:22 pm, a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Silver four door sedan for committing a traffic violation at the intersection of US 90 and 221 South in Greenville.
The vehicle quickly accelerated and began to actively flee from the deputy. A pursuit was initiated only lasting 4 minutes and covering about 4 miles when the driver of the fleeing vehicle (identified as Fredrick Leon Dawson) bailed out and ran on foot in-front of H & R Grocery located on Grand Street.
The deputy continued chase on foot and apprehended Dawson a short time later. Dawson stated he fled because his driver's license was suspended.
During a search of the vehicle, Dawson was driving, deputies discovered a small plastic bag containing cocaine on the front floor of the vehicle along with a ledger describing cocaine sales.
Dawson was transported to the Madison County Jail without further incident.