Woman, 22, escapes from police twice, gets felony charge when caught


A woman who ran from police twice was chased down by Fayette County deputies and is now in custody.

It all started with a June 25 domestic call, according to a spokesman with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, after a disturbance involving several people had been reported at a local residence. When deputies arrived, the suspect fled into the woods and they were not able to speak with her.

Authorities were able to locate her at a later date because they knew what vehicle she was driving. At one point a traffic stop was attempted but the suspect was able to elude deputies at that time as well. She was finally taken into custody July 16.

Megan Bonilla, 22, of Fayetteville was charged with a felony count of fleeing/eluding law enforcement as well as a lesser charge of reckless driving due to her attempts to avoid law enforcement. She was charged with obstruction of law enforcement as a result of her actions at the original domestic call.

Elsewhere in Fayette County, two routine traffic stops led to separate felony drug arrests.

A vehicle was pulled over shortly after 7 a.m. July 16 at Hwy. 92 and Goza Road because of a tinted license plate that deputies could not read. A felony amount of marijuana was located in the vehicle.

Latasha Byrd, 42, of Atlanta was arrested and charged with drug possession/sale/manufacture, according to the Fayette County Jail log.

A vehicle with an expired license plate decal was stopped the evening of July 15 at Hwy. 85 and Hwy. 314. Deputies located marijuana along with a Schedule I substance.

Geremy Harps, 30, of Fayetteville drug possession/sale/manufacture and marijuana possession.