Drug dealer arrested after chase

Published 11:28 am Monday, April 20, 2015

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Dontavious Devario Hicks, 24, was arrested last Saturday in Bainbridge after Bainbridge Public Safety received a tip of a suspected drug dealer in the area.

Seized in the bust were approximately an ounce of crack cocaine, four ounces of marijuana, more than $400 in cash and other drug related objects. Hicks was charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Related Objects and several traffic related violations.

When BPS officer John Walker spotted a vehicle matching the description from the tip, he turned his patrol car around so he could get behind it. Upon doing so, the suspect sped up and ran a stop sign at the intersection of Columbia and West streets.

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Walker gave pursuit, following the vehicle as it turned onto Fountain Drive. Seeing that he had turned onto a dead-end, the suspect stopped the vehicle and fled on foot.  Officer Walker gave chase and apprehended Hicks. Officers Trey Mock, Jack Bunting and Rusty Day assisted Walker in the arrest.


Drugs, money and other objects seized during the bust.