NWGA Scanner | June 14th, 2022

Rome teen flees from officers after being found asleep behind the wheel at red light in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On June 5th, 2022, at 2:02 AM, Officer McMeekin, along with Officer Surrett, was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle that was parked at the red light on Maple at Old Rockmart. The vehicle had been sitting there for a while, and cars were having to go around it when the light turned green. Officers arrived at the green light, where they observed a black Chrysler 300 parked in the lane while the light was green and initiated emergency blue lights in order to investigate. Officer McMeekin reported, “We then approached the vehicle where [I] observed a black male appearing to be asleep. [I] then knocked on the window of the car, and the male who was startled woke up and looked around and then attempted to press the accelerator on the vehicle, but the car was in park. Officer Surrett and I issued commands for the male to stop, but he put the car in drive and fled from us. We then got In our patrol units and activated the audible sirens, and began to chase the Chrysler. As we traveled down Park Avenue, [I] noticed my speed was 80, and the vehicle was still pulling away from me in the 35mph two-lane zone with other motorists on the road and mailboxes along the roadway.” The Chrysler turns right onto Booze Mountain. The officer terminated the pursuit after losing visual and knowing the roadway ahead. Floyd 911 advised the car came back to a Jamon Kentirus Allen, 18, of Rome, who had a felony warrant through Floyd County. Officer McMeekin reported, “[I] then asked for his address, and they advised an address on Porter Street but then advised he was involved in a domestic at his mother’s on Blackberry Lane.” The officer arrived on the scene and observed the Chrysler sitting in the yard. The mother advised officers her son was not at the home. After searching the homer with consent, officers observed Jamon’s armed sticking pout from under a bed. Jason was held at a taser point and was placed under arrest. The male was identified as Jamon, that fled from officers. Jamon was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with obstruction of officers, reckless driving, loud music, driving without a license, improper lane change, and following too closely.