Chase suspect found with drugs

by Wes Mayer

A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after leading Coweta Sheriff’s Office deputies on a car chase around northwest Newnan, according to authorities.

Shortly after midnight, Deputy Trent Hastings observed William Daniel Holeman, 23, get out of a vehicle at the Exxon gas station at the intersection of Temple Avenue and Belt Road, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. Knowing Holeman did not have a valid license, Hastings waited until Holeman got back in his vehicle and followed him down Hospital Road. There, Hastings activated his blue lights and siren, and Holeman took off.

According to Yarbrough, Hastings pursued Holeman down Hospital Road all the way to Christian Drive — Holeman allegedly traveled into the oncoming lane multiple times, almost hitting another vehicle head-on. Holeman turned on Christian Drive, and Hastings continued the pursuit through the Brighton Farms apartments to Roscoe Road, where Holeman turned right. Holeman then attempted to make a sharp left onto Phillips Street, but couldn’t handle the turn and hit the curb, sliding off the road.

Hastings was able to pull up beside Holeman’s vehicle and block the driver’s door with his patrol car, Yarbrough said. Holeman was then taken into custody and Hastings found a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in one of his pockets — there was also an open container of vodka sitting in Holeman’s vehicle.

Holeman was charged with fleeing and attempting to elude officers, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana and an open container, and he was transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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