Driver Flees From MCSO, Deputies Find Cocaine

Courtesy of MCSO
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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.

Charges include:

  • Flee / Attempt to Elude

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

  • Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol

  • Resist / Obstruct / Oppose Officer Without Violence

  • DWLSR / With Knowledge

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