MARIANNA, Fla. (WCTV) – Wednesday, around 12:45 p.m., the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says it arrested a man following an attempted traffic stop, police chase and motorcycle crash.
33-year-old Marvin Locke was arrested on charges of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest without violence, trafficking in methamphetamines, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony.
According to JCSO, a deputy was conducting proactive patrol in the area of Reddoch Road and Highway 69 when he observed a motorcycle without a tag.
While attempting to overtake it, the motorcycle driver began to accelerated.
A pursuit ensued, and a backpack was dropped onto the roadway by the driver. This information was relayed to a state trooper who was able to retrieve the backpack.
Upon searching it, JCSO says it found a loaded Smith & Wesson revolver, ammunition, 5.2 grams of methamphetamines, .7 grams of methamphetamines, and 8.6 grams of methamphetamines, all packaged for individual sale.
2 pipes, which are commonly used to ingest methamphetamines, a digital scale and several small bags commonly used to package methamphetamines for sale were located.
Deputies located mail addressed to Travis Locke in the backpack.
When a deputy reached the area of Brushey Pond Road, he observed Travis Locke, who appeared to be recovering from a motorcycle crash.
Locke attempted to restart the motorcycle as the deputy approached, but abandoned his efforts and surrendered, according to JCSO.
A search of Locke’s person revealed over $2500 in cash, which is believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal narcotics.
Locke was lodged in the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.
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