Friday chase leads to 2 arrestsPublished 12:14pm Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Two men who led an Elmore County Sheriff’s deputy on a chase on U.S. Highway 231 in Wallsboro are now facing charges ranging from receiving stolen property to criminal littering.
During a routine patrol, the deputy observed a 2013 Dodge Charger traveling at a high rate of speed south of Earnest Collier Bridge around 4 p.m. Friday. The deputy clocked the Charger going 73 mph in a 55 mph zone and attempted to stop the car, according to the incident report.
When the car passed by the deputy’s vehicle, it accelerated. The deputy continued the chase south on Highway 231 for about 3 miles before stopping the vehicle around Noah’s Road. The deputy noted that the passenger threw something out of the window during the chase.
The deputy recovered the item thrown from the vehicle, which was an envelope with two checks inside.
The two checks were made out to Terric Smith and were for amounts of $1,589.55 and $1,587.55 from CJR Enterprises in Auburn. The deputy contacted the company and asked about the checks and was told they were not aware of them and had never heard of Smith.
The driver of the car, Chaney Sibley of Atlanta, said he didn’t know Smith, but the two were going from Montgomery to Sylacauga to cash the checks.
The deputy ran a check on the car and found it to have been reported stolen in Macon, Ga.
Sibley, 26, was arrested and charged with first-degree receiving stolen property and attempting to elude.
Smith, 30, of Montgomery was charged with two counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and criminal littering. According to the incident report, Smith was also wanted on three counts of possession of a forged instrument in Dothan.