Two men are in jail following a foot chase involving Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies on Monday evening.
Deputies had located and set up surveillance on Marcus Martin, 32, of 259 Byrnes Circle, near the Waffle House on Highway 45 a little before 5 p.m. and were preparing to arrest him on a grand larceny warrant.
Before deputies could make an arrest, the suspect’s brother, Ricky Martin, tipped Marcus off that deputies were closing in and Marcus Martin took off running, Chief Deputy Marc Miley said.
He dashed behind Waffle House and ran south toward Ryan’s Restaurant with deputies in pursuit. He ran behind several buildings and through some woods before circling back and trying to jump a fence by the exit from Highway 45 onto Highway 82. During the chase, authorities called in back up when deputies temporarily lost radio communication, Miley said.
The footchase lasted several minutes and ended when Martin attempted to jump the fence and cut his leg, Miley said. Martin was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle where he was treated and released into LCSO custody. Meanwhile, deputies arrested Ricky Martin, 26, of 24 Priscella Circle, for obstruction of justice at the scene.
Marcus Martin was charged with several misdemeanors related to the chase, including two counts of failure to appear and one count of failure to obey a police officer.
The brothers are now in the custody at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center. They are expected to go before a judge to have their bonds set today.
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