Man fleas from police on foot after stopped while riding bike

Published 4:18 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2018

On Sunday, November 18, BPS officers, Richard Collins and Jamie Marshburn were conducting a routine traffic stop on a bicycle. The bike had no lights on it and there had been multiple reports of entering autos recently.

Collins asked the subject for his identification, which he stated he did not have, but that his name was Maurice Smart. Collins sent in Smart’s information to E911 and was advised there was no such person. Collins let the subject off with a warning and the subject said he would get new lights.

Once the subject rode off, a picture was sent to Collins and Marshburn of a male named Arsinnio Scott, who they believed to have been posing as Smart. Collins and Marshburn agreed Scott was actually the subject.

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Following the earlier traffic stop, Collins and Marshburn responded to the area of Flemming and Green Street, where officers Lakatie Reels and Jessica Matthews were in pursuit of Scott on foot after he fled the Budget Inn when they tried to make contact with him.

Collins, Marshburn and additional officer Christopher Jackson all pursued Scott on foot, where Jackson eventually tackled him. Officers handcuffed Scott, but he continued to resist arrest.

Once Scott was in custody, Collins conducted a search incident to arrest. Inside Scott’s Wallet, Collins located a small red baggy containing what appeared to be cocaine. Jordan took the baggy and sent it off to the GBI crime lab for testing.

Pending test results, Scott was issued citations for giving false information and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.