After a brief chase Wednesday, Statesboro Police apprehended a man who tried to have a forged prescription for oxycodone filled at a downtown pharmacy.
Stephen Gregory Floyd, 23, Brookhaven Drive, Atlanta, entered Riggs Pharmacy Tuesday and submitted a prescription for oxycodone, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott Brunson.
The pharmacy was suspicious and determined the prescription was forged, then contacted police, he said.
When Floyd returned around 4 p.m. Wednesday to pick up the medication, officers were waiting in the area. When they tried to stop Floyd, they ended up pursuing him on a brief foot chase along West Main, North Main, Proctor, North Walnut and South College Streets before apprehending him at the corner of West Main and South College streets, he said.
Floyd ran past the Statesboro Herald office during the chase, followed closely by officers in pursuit and bystanders who ran along to help. He was stopped minutes later.
No one was injured in the chase. Floyd, charged with first degree forgery, obtaining controlled substances by fraudulent means and obstruction, was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he awaits further court action, Brunson said.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.