Rome man arrested after foot pursuit in Fort Payne
Last Monday (May 20, 2019), a Rome, Georgia man was arrested by Drug Task Force agents after a brief foot pursuit in the Douglas Community of Fort Payne.
Drug Task Force agents conducted a traffic stop on two motorcycles that had entered Fort Payne by way of Highway 35. While speaking with the subjects, one attempted to flee, but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.
Reginald Maurice Moore (43 of Rome, Ga) threw marijuana out during the pursuit and was arrested on several charges.
Moore was charged with Attempting to Elude, Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence (x2), Possession of Marijuana (1st Degree), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct, and Obstruction of Government Operations.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: “One goal our Drug Task Force focuses on is monitoring and going after those responsible for selling drugs in our communities. If people think they can do that and we won’t notice, they are badly mistaken.”
“Even if they live outside of the county, we’ll find out. You won’t be able to visit our county without us noticing. We’ll also work with our state and federal partners to ensure your crimes doesn’t go unpunished.”
“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.