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High Speed Chase Ends In Meth Bust

By: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Email
By: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Email

Press Release: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday evening around 10:15, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted troopers from the Georgia State Patrol with a traffic stop of vehicle believed to be transporting narcotics. The vehicle was initially stopped by a trooper near the 20 mile marker on the interstate but fled when the trooper and deputies began to approach the vehicle. Troopers and deputies pursued the vehicle north on the interstate reaching speeds of around one hundred {100} miles per hour and at one point attempted to ram the pursuing troopers vehicle. The vehicle was stopped near the thirty {30} mile marker utilizing a P.I.T. maneuver causing the vehicle to crash. The three {3} occupants of the vehicle, Adam John Tate, Kenneth Murray Youmans and Charles David Lynn were all arrested.

During a search of the vehicle, troopers and deputies located all the components and ingredients for a methamphetamine lab which had not yet been assembled. Investigators from the Special Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene and recovered all the items. During their investigation, Kenneth Youmans claimed ownership of the lab components and ingredients. Deputies and troopers also located a small quantity of marijuana, which was claimed by Charles Lynn. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office are continuing this investigation.

All three {3} arrested persons were transported to the Lowndes County Jail where they have remained. They will soon appear in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court for an arraignment hearing where a bond will be considered.

ID data: Youmans, Kenneth Murray
30 years old
U.S. Highway 41 North – Sparks
Charges: Possession of substances with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine
Open container

Lynn, Charles David
33 years old
West Colquitt Street – Sparks
Charges: Possession of marijuana
Open container

Tate, Adam John
29 years old
North Church Street – Hahira
Charges: Aggravated assault on a police officer
Fleeing and attempting to elude
Driving under the influence
Driving with a suspended license
Speeding
Driving with a suspended registration
Defective equipment

Sheriff Prine is asking that anyone with information about this case, or other crimes to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at {229} 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.


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