BY MARY GARRISON
A routine traffic stop turned into much more for Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Deputies Wednesday evening.
According to a CCSD statement, deputies arrested Michael Melton, 38, of West Point Wednesday on charges of cocaine possession with intent to distribute and felony fleeing after Melton allegedly fled from a traffic stop. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said at about 6:15 p.m., police pursued Melton through the streets of West Point for about 10 minutes, which ended only when police pulled a â€śpit maneuver,â€ť spinning Meltonâ€™s vehicle out at the intersection of South Eshman and Churchill Street.
â€śWe were hoping heâ€™d head on out to the county out of city limits away from traffic,â€ť Scott said. â€śHe tried to turn back on Division Street though, and thatâ€™s when we made the decision to go ahead and spin him out. It was a clear area with no traffic in sight.â€ť
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