NWGA Scanner | May 25th, 2022

Chattanooga man found with large amount of cash, cocaine, meth after fleeing crash and Rossville police

According to a Rossville Police Department incident report, on May 1st, 2022, at 12:15 PM, Walker County 911 advised that a hit and run had just occurred. According to a Georgia State Patrol incident report, The hit-and-run crash occurred in Walker County on Wilson Road at Escalon Drive near the state line. According to the report, A 2006 Chevy Equinox being driven by Milton Lee Fox, 52, of Chattanooga, was traveling southbound on Wilson Road and turned left in front of another vehicle that was traveling northbound. After the collision, Fox, who was driving on a revoked license, fled the scene. According to the Rossville Police report, Fox fled north on Carden Avenue with one of the tires flat. According to the report, “Officer Galyon spotted the vehicle traveling eastbound on West Gordon Avenue. Officers attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle by activating emergency lights and sirens. Fox refused to stop and led officers on a brief pursuit into Tennessee.” Rossville officers were able to block the vehicle in on Covington Street at its intersection with 49th Street in Chattanooga. Fox then refused numerous commands to exit the vehicle and began to rummage through the driver compartment. Fox eventually complied and was taken into custody at gunpoint without further incident. Officer Gaylon reported, “[I] observed a plastic shopping bag at his feet. Inside were several large bricks of crack cocaine. A search of the vehicle incident arrest produced two other large bricks of crack cocaine and two large baggies of methamphetamine.” Also found was a clear baggy containing 26 blue Oxycodone pills marked “M 30”. Officer also located marijuana and over $2,700.00 in cash. The suspected crack cocaine field-tested positive. The total combined weight of the crack cocaine and meth was a pound. Milton was taken into custody by Chattanooga Police for traffic offenses and transported to the Hamilton County Jail. Fox was later transferred and transported to the Walker County Jail, charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, trafficking cocaine, possession of schedule IV drugs, fleeing and attempting to elude police, improper left turn, hit-and-run leaving the scene of a crash, and driving while license is revoked.