Teen having super adventurous summer
Real life is not a video game.
One teenager is learning this the hard way after being denied bond following his third arrest in recent months.
Jackson Marshall Pope, 18, was booked at the county jail on Sunday night after reportedly leading a deputy on a vehicle chase down North Columbia Street past Walmart, through the Milledgeville Mall parking lot and on to Roberson Mill Road. Pope was charged with one count each of felony obstruction of an officer, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and tail light violation.
The deputy's cruiser, along with an assist from a Milledgeville Police Department officer's cruiser, were able to pin in Pope's Toyota Tacoma on Roberson Road near the Childcare Network, the old Children's Friend. The deputy then exited his vehicle, drew his gun and "began giving everyone in the vehicle commands to put their hands up, and they complied."
The deputy then used a "reasonable and necessary amount of force" to get Pope out of the truck and into handcuffs. The other passengers also were handcuffed but eventually "were released without charges after being identified."
The pursuit began on North Columbia near its intersection with Marshall Road. Speeds reached "approximately 75" towards the mall, where Pope "turned into the parking lot and began to acceleraterate through it in a reckless manner." The Tacoma then made a right onto Roberson Mill without stopping, and speeds reached "approximately 75."
Pope also was arrested on May 19 for driving with a suspended license. A mere two days after that, Pope was pulled over downtown in a car that'd been reported stolen from Parham Road. Following the stop, Pope reportedly took off on foot and was tasered twice. Pope reportedly complained that he was tasered too hard and was transported to an area hospital before being arrested.