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Wanted duo captured after police pursuit, manhunt


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Aug. 11, 2021 - 4:55 PM

Wanted duo captured after police pursuit, manhunt

The Newnan Times-Herald

Two people with outstanding warrants were apprehended after a brief police pursuit.

The incident occurred Tuesday evening, when a Coweta County deputy saw a Nissan Altima showing an active felony warrant out of Muscogee County.

The deputy attempted to perform a traffic stop near mile marker 35 northbound on Interstate 85, but the vehicle sped away, recklessly fleeing through traffic, according to Inv. Toby Nix with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

The pursuit saw speeds up to 120 mph as the driver narrowly missed striking several cars, until the pursuit ended at the top of the Poplar Road exit after the suspects struck a vehicle at the top of the exit ramp, Nix said.

The driver, identified as Jermaine Edward McCoy, jumped from the car and fled the scene but was taken into custody after being apprehended with the assistance of a K9.

While McCoy fled, the female in the passenger seat, identified as Tekeria Marie Colvin, reportedly tried to jump into the driver’s seat and take off. She was taken into custody at the scene by Crime Suppression Unit investigators and Field Ops/K9, Nix said.

Deputies said McCoy was found with a pill bottle containing 55 amphetamine salt pills and 17 oxycodone pills. A bag of marijuana was found in the back seat of the car, Nix said.

McCoy had multiple felony warrants from various agencies in Georgia, while Colvin had felony forgery warrants out of Muscogee County.

McCoy, 25, was charged with marijuana possession with intent to distribute, narcotics possession with intent to distribute, and fleeing from police. Colvin, 23, was charged with narcotics possession with intent to distribute and fleeing from police.