A Winder man was jailed after running when he should have stayed put.
Xavier Tremain Slayton, 26, of 176 Capital Avenue in Winder, was arrested on two counts of obstruction after fleeing from police.
Winder police were dispatched to Capital Avenue after a caller said a group of black males were selling drugs in the location. When an officer approached the group to investigate, Slayton fled. Another officer was enroute to the location when he spotted Slayton running behind some apartments on Graham Street. The officer exited his vehicle and began pursuing Slayton on foot. The officer repeatedly ordered Slayton to halt, but Slayton kept running.
The officer chased Slayton over a fence, across Capital Avenue and behind another block of apartments. As Slayton was running behind the apartments, he tripped. The officer wrote, “I did not allow Mr. Slayton to get back up.”
After Slayton was handcuffed, the officer checked to see if there were any warrants for Slayton’s arrest. There were none.
When the officer asked Slayton why he ran, Slayton said he thought he had a warrant for his arrest.
“I told him he didn’t, but he does now,” the officer wrote.
Other recent arrests by Winder Police include:
• Alex Sheroy Brown, 18, 1408 Ericas Point Drive, Winder, sentenced.
• Angela Tia Smith, 33, 109 Hilltop Circle, Auburn, DUI.