Author: W Beddard

Arrest of a wanted fugitive in Meriwether County in reference to a vehicle chase which originated out of Coweta County, Georgia, on August 24, 2015.

Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that a wanted fugitive was arrested on October 24, 2015 at 74 Marble Road, Meriwether County, Ga. This subject, identified as Travis Parker, B/M of Gay, Georgia was wanted in reference to multiple charges that originated out of Coweta County, Georgia on August 24, 2015. Parker was wanted on charges of 4 counts of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, along with numerous drug charges. Parker was being sought by the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office.

“On August 24, 2015 the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit engaged in a car chase that originated in Coweta County, Georgia. During the course of the pursuit Parker threw a trafficking amount of crack cocaine and a large amount of marijuana from the vehicle in Coweta County, Ga. The chase left Coweta County and entered into Meriwether County, Georgia. Upon the vehicles traveling down Split Rail Farm Road, Meriwether County, Georgia, Parker rammed the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Vehicle. Parker was able to elude capture after he disabled the pursuing Coweta County Patrol Vehicle due to ramming it.” Sheriff Smith stated.

“On October 24, 2015 our Narcotics Agent’s received information that Travis Parker was at a location on Marble Road, Meriwether County, Georgia. At that time the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division with the assistance of the Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources set up a plan of action in regard to converging on the location in an attempt to apprehend Parker related to these outstanding felony warrants. As units arrived on the scene Parker attempted to flee out of the rear of the location. Our Patrol Deputies were able to chase Parker down on foot and take him into custody. At the time of arrest on Marble Road Travis Parker was found to be in possession of crack cocaine. Travis Parker was transported to the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office Jail and is being held without bond. Parker is being held on 4 counts of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer and Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute out of Meriwether County. Parker will be transferred to Coweta County Jail to face Trafficking Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute related to their charges. I am pleased that all of agencies working together were able to apprehend this subject and get him in custody without further incident.” Sheriff Smith advised.