Cedartown man found with dangerous drugs after pursuit in stolen Jeep in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On May 1st, 2023, at 7:04 AM, Officer Pelanek was patrolling in Lindale when he observed a green Jeep Cherokee going down the road with no license plate. Officer Pelanek reported, “[I] followed it down 2nd St, then pulled into the alley and then stopped. [I] was trying to get a better look to see if the plate was somewhere else back window or if there was a drive-out tag on the back window. [I] did not see anything, so [I] activated my lights and pulled up behind it. [I] was getting ready to inform dispatch [I] was doing a traffic stop and looking on the map to see if the alley had a road name. When notifying dispatch, [I] heard the vehicle start-up, and he put it in drive and left, [I] told dispatch that he was leaving [I] then activated my siren. While my lights and siren activated, the driver refused to stop. We went around the block multiple times and then finally stopped at 211 Avenue E.” Officer Pelanek and Officer Boatfield made a felony traffic stop and ordered the driver, later identified as Douglas Fredrick Bray, 42, Cedartown, to get out. Douglas was then taken into custody. Officer Carrington had dispatch run the VIN number, and it came back stolen out of Rome. The VIN number up front had been removed, and the license plate was also gone. Douglas was found in possession of a large bag of meth. He was also found to be in possession of suspected Escitalopram in a plastic baggie. Douglas was transported to the Floyd County Jail, where jail officers located Dextroamphetamine hidden under his genitals. Douglas was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of drugs not in its original container x29, crossing the guard line with drugs, felony possession or sale of dangerous drugs, felony theft by receiving stolen property, felony fleeing from police, removal of a vehicle’s identification mark, concealing identity of vehicle, failure to display a license plate, and operation of a vehicle on approach of an emergency vehicle. According to arrest records, Douglas his very lengthy criminal history involving stolen vehicles.

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