Published: June 9, 2021


A TRAFFIC STOP LEAD TO AN ARREST OVER THE WEEKEND IN LAWRENCE COUNTY. ACCORDING TO REPORTS, A DEPUTY WITH THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT INITIATED A STOP ON SUNDAY ON HIGHWAY 43 SOUTH FOR A VEHICLE THAT HAD SWAPPED TAGS DISPLAYED. THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP AND FLED REACHING SPEEDS OF 72 MILES PER HOUR. THE SUBJECT DID ATTEMPT TO BRAKE PULLING INTO THE LEOMA COURT AND CONTINUED ONTO RICHARDSON AVENUE THEN BACK ONTO LEOMA COURT WHERE AT 20 MILES PER HOUR, BRAKED AGAIN AND HIT A FORD TRUCK THAT WAS PARKED AT A RESIDENCE. THE DRIVER, IDENTIFIED AS JOSHUA LEWIS CAGLE, 36, OF LEOMA, DID ATTEMPT TO FLEE ONCE MORE FROM THE SCENE BUT WAS APPREHENDED. CONSENT WAS GIVEN TO SEARCH THE VEHICLE WHICH RESULTED IN THE DISCOVERY OF A SMALL BLACK BOX THAT CONTAINED NUMEROUS BAGGIES, A SMALL SCALE COVERED IN RESIDUE, 3 GRAMS OF METH, 7 GRAMS OF A LEAFY GREEN SUBSTANCE AND A SPOON WITH RESIDUE. CAGLE WAS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF METH FOR RESALE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, EVADING ARREST, AND SIMPLE POSSESSION.