COVINGTON, Ga. – An Oxford man remained behind bars Friday facing a long list of charges nearly a week after his arrest early last Sunday on drug and traffic charges.
According to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, at around 3 a.m. Feb. 17 Deputy Matthew Robinson attempted to stop a 1989 Chevrolet Caprice driven by 45-year-old James Childers on Highway 142 North at American Way in Covington for driving with his auxiliary lights activated.
Childers reportedly fled from the stop and led Robinson on a chase before he voluntarily stopped at an address on Carole Drive north of Oxford.
According to a NCSO spokesman, deputies located suspected methamphetamine inside Childers’ vehicle after he stopped.
Childers was arrested and transported to the Newton County Jail charged with possession of methamphetamine, restrictions on use of blue lights on vehicles, driving while license suspended/revoked, DUI alcohol, failure to maintain lane, failure to obey traffic control device, fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense, obstruction of officers, open container, reckless driving and speeding.
According to the sheriff’s office website, Childers has been booked into the Newton County Jail more than 20 times dating back to 1990.