By: WCTV Eyewitness News
August 11, 2014
GREENVILLE, Fla. -- A man has been arrested on drug and assault charges after trying to flee a Madison County deputy.
The Madison County Sheriff's Office says that Tomas James Bellamy, 40, of Greenville was pulled over for a traffic violation on August 6th. As Bellamy was being informed that a canine was going to conduct a "free air sniff" around the vehicle, he put his Cadillac into gear and fled the deputy.
One Drug Task Force investigator was forced to leap out of the way to avoid being hit by the vehicle and Bellamy only drove a short distance before he struck an oncoming vehicle that was driven by his own son.
Deputies say he then tried to flee on foot, however, he was caught and arrested without further incident. He also admitted that the vehicle contained marijuana and cocaine.
Deputies say they found 8 small bags of marijuana, 3 baggies of cocaine and 12 pieces of crack cocaine.
Bellamy was charged with one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, one count of fleeing, one count of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and one count of possession of cocaine with intent to sell.
No injuries were reported in the incident.