Two arrested for drugs after car chase

by Wes Mayer

A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday after attempting to flee from Coweta County deputies.

Around 12:40 a.m., Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael St. John observed a vehicle weaving back and forth in its lane on Lower Fayetteville Road, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office.

St. John turned on his lights to pull over the driver, later identified as Scott Posey Renfroe, 30, but Renfroe didn’t pull over. According to Yarbrough, Renfroe turned onto Shenandoah Boulevard and drove all the way through the intersection of Highway 34 into the Yamaha manufacturing plant’s employee and visitor entrance. Near a parking lot in the plant, Renfroe’s vehicle appeared to have car trouble, and came to a stop, Yarbrough said.

When St. John moved to approach the vehicle, the passenger, Bethany Nicole Rex, 30, tried to flee on foot, Yarbrough said. Assisting officer Corporal Jason Ross was able to chase her down and take her into custody. Deputies then searched the vehicle and discovered an amount of methamphetamine, and deputies found Renfroe to be driving on a suspended license and had a warrant for failing to appear in court in Savannah for a DUI, Yarbrough said.

Rex was charged with obstruction of an officer and possession of methamphetamine, and Renfroe was charged with failure to maintain lane, fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer, obstruction of an officer, two counts of reckless driving, a stop light violation, driving on a suspended license and possession of methamphetamine, Yarbrough said. Both were transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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