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Statesboro man arrested on drug sale charges

Bulloch County sheriff: Suspect led officers on chase, was subdued by Taser

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Posted: July 4, 2014 10:21 p.m.
Updated: July 4, 2014 10:18 p.m.
Statesboro man arrested on drug sale charges

Kenneth Smith Jr.

Officers arrested a man Thursday after he led them on a vehicle chase and eventually had to be subdued with a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators with the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team working the area of Lanier Drive and Langston Chapel Road saw a man wanted for selling cocaine, Kenneth Smith Jr., 28, of Grady Johnson Road, driving a car, Sheriff Lynn Anderson said in a news release issued Friday.

When uniformed deputies and CST investigators attempted to stop him, Smith fled in his vehicle, Anderson said.
The pursuit continued down Seaborn Proctor Road, and a felony traffic stop was conducted. Smith refused to obey verbal commands and fought with several deputies and investigators before being subdued by a Taser, Anderson said.

Several of the deputies and investigators involved suffered minor cuts and scrapes, the sheriff said.
Smith was charged with three counts of sale of cocaine and one count each of felony obstruction of law enforcement, simple battery on law enforcement officer, fleeing and attempting to elude and driving without a license.

He remains at the Bulloch County Jail with no bond.

The Crime Suppression Team is a partnership between the Statesboro Police Department and Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.


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