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August 26, 2013

High-speed chase leads to Lowndes meth arrest

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County Sheriff's Office released the following statement:

On Sunday evening around 10:15, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted troopers from the Georgia State Patrol with a traffic stop of vehicle believed to be transporting narcotics. The vehicle was initially stopped by a trooper near the 20 mile marker on the interstate but fled when the trooper and deputies began to approach the vehicle. Troopers and deputies pursued the vehicle north on the interstate reaching speeds of around one hundred {100} miles per hour and at one point attempted to ram the pursuing troopers vehicle. The vehicle was stopped near the thirty {30} mile marker utilizing a P.I.T. maneuver causing the vehicle to crash. The three {3} occupants of the vehicle, Adam John Tate, Kenneth Murray Youmans and Charles David Lynn were all arrested.

During a search of the vehicle, troopers and deputies located all the components and ingredients for a methamphetamine lab which had not yet been assembled. Investigators from the Special Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene and recovered all the items. During their investigation, Kenneth Youmans claimed ownership of the lab components and ingredients. Deputies and troopers also located a small quantity of marijuana ... Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office are continuing this investigation.

All three {3} arrested persons were transported to the Lowndes County Jail where they have remained. They will soon appear in the Lowndes County Magistrate Court for an arraignment hearing where a bond will be considered.

ID data: Youmans, Kenneth Murray 30 years old U.S. Highway 41 North – Sparks Charges: Possession of substances with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine

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Lynn, Charles David 33 years old West Colquitt Street – Sparks Charges: Possession of marijuana

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Tate, Adam John 29 years old North Church Street – Hahira Charges: Aggravated assault on a police officer

Fleeing and attempting to elude Driving under the influence Driving with a suspended license Speeding

Driving with a suspended registration Defective equipment

Sheriff Prine is asking that anyone with information about this case, or other crimes to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at {229} 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or on line at www.lowndessheriff.com.

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