MCSO Pursuit Leads to Drug Arrest
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 7:22 pm, a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Silver four door sedan for committing a traffic violation at the intersection of US 90 and 221 South in Greenville. The vehicle quickly accelerated and began to actively flee from the deputy. A pursuit was initiated only lasting 4 minutes and covering about 4 miles when the driver of the fleeing vehicle (identified as Fredrick Leon Dawson) bailed out and ran on foot in-front of H & R Grocery located on Grand Street. The deputy continued chase on foot and apprehended Dawson a short time later. Dawson stated he fled because his driver license were suspended. During a search of the vehicle Dawson was driving, deputies discovered a small plastic bag containing cocaine on the front floor of the vehicle along with a ledger describing cocaine sales.
Dawson was transported to the Madison County Jail without further incident.
Arrested: Fredrick Leon Dawson
1330 Fuller RdTallahassee, FL 32303
1. Flee / Attempt to Elude
2. Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine
3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
4. Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol
5. Resist / Obstruct / Oppose Officer Without Violence
6. DWLSR / With Knowledge