A sale of cocaine to an undercover drug agent Tuesday led to a car chase, then a foot chase, a couple of blows to law enforcement officers and ended with a man in jail.
Terrell Rashawn Coleman, 30, West Jones Avenue, racked up a handful of charges after he sold cocaine to an undercover agent Monday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Lowe’s Home Improvements, said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Capt. Rick Rountree.
When he learned he was about to be arrested, Coleman fled in his vehicle, taking deputies and investigators on a short car chase to a cotton field on nearby Cawana Road, he said.
Once he abandoned his car in the field, Coleman fled on foot, but Rountree and fellow Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team agent Marcus NeSmith took off after him, running through the cotton until they caught up with Coleman.
Still resisting arrest, Coleman struck Rountree and Nesmith, but the investigators were able to restrain and handcuff him, Rountree said.
Coleman was taken into custody on charges of sale of cocaine, felony fleeing/attempt to elude, two counts of felony obstruction, reckless driving, passing in a no-passing lane, failure to maintain lane, criminal trespass, and batter against a law enforcement officer.
He is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail.
Neither Rountree nor NeSmith were seriously injured, Rountree said.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.