WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Timothy Aaron Lott, 32, of Maysville, was arrested by the Cleveland Police Department last week and charged with aggravated assault on an officer, fleeing or attempt to elude, DUI, possession of methamphetamine and multiple motor vehicle violations.
Officer Ray Rutledge stopped Lott on Hwy. 11 at approximately 7:45 p.m. for driving without headlights being illuminated while it was raining. According to the incident report, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana. When he asked Lott to step out of the vehicle, Lott sped off. The officer reached into the vehicle in an attempt to stop Lott, and was thrown to the ground.
A chase ensued and Lott turned right onto Donald E. Thurmond Parkway where he struck another vehicle and the guardrail then went down an embankment before fleeing on foot into the woods. He was apprehended a short time later and transported to the White County Detention Center.
A search of Lott’s vehicle uncovered a large amount of meth, a brown substance that appeared to be heroin, clear glass smoking device with a white substance that appeared to be meth.
The officer was not seriously injured.
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