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Traffic Stop leads to Four Arrested.


Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Saturday the 19th day of July 2014 at approximately 8:00 PM a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation at the intersection of Base and Priest Streets. The vehicle was a white Chevrolet S-10 pickup. Upon the truck coming to a complete stop, an occupant sat up from the truck bed area, jumped out and fled on foot. The Deputy called for assistance and immediately secured the remaining occupants of the vehicle. The deputy further provided a description of the fleeing subject and a direction of travel.

The driver was identified as Nathaniel Dean of Live Oak Florida with Passengers Jacqueline Duke of Delray Beach Florida and Chad Smiley of Live oak Florida. All three subjects stated to the Deputy that they did not know the subject that fled on foot and they had just picked him up. During the traffic stop, other deputies radioed that they had located a subject fitting the description that fled on foot at the intersections of Boundary and Byrd Street. The deputy that conducted the stop arrived and confirmed the subject as being the one that jumped from the truck and fled. The subject was identified as James Christopher Whiteside of Rock Hill South Carolina.

Canine deputies conducted a search of the exterior of the truck with positive results. A probable cause search of the truck revealed a black tote bag in the truck bed area containing chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, paraphernalia to ingest/inject and methamphetamine product. Whiteside stated that he has been working with the other three occupants for six (6) months and he was supposed to take the bag and run if they got pulled over. Whiteside claimed the bag and its contents and further stated that he ran because he knew he had a warrant for his arrest in South Carolina and had asked the other occupants to lie for him.

All subjects were taken into custody without further incident and charged as follows:

Arrested: 1. James Christopher Whiteside, W/M, DOB: 05/16/1990 of Rock Hill, SC. Charged: Manufacture Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Paraphernalia, Resisting without violence and VOP detainer for Cocaine possession from Gwinnett County Georgia.

2. Nathaniel Alexander Dean, W/M, DOB: 07/11/1995 of Live Oak, Fl. 3. Jacqueline Nicole Duke, W/F, 08/21/1985 of Delray Beach, Fl. 4 Chad Dean Smiley, W/M, DOB: 11/19/1980 of Live Oak, Fl.

Charged: Obstruction

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