2 men face 8 felony charges between them after unsuccessfully fleeing Peachtree City police


Two Jonesboro men who tried to flee Peachtree City police last week failed and found themselves in the Fayette County Jail.

According to reports, officers attempted to pull over a vehicle April 30 in the area of Hwy. 74 and Willow Road for various traffic infractions, but the occupants did not want to stop and a short pursuit ensued. Once the vehicle came to a stop, both men fled but were later located and arrested.

Sanchez Windfield, 40, of Jonesboro faces a felony drug charge and another felony count of tampering with evidence, in addition to a lesser charge of marijuana possession, according to the Fayette County Jail log.

Nathan Smith, 33, of Jonesboro faces six felony charges — two counts of tampering with evidence and one count each of fleeing/eluding law enforcement, drug possession/sale/manufacture, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and burglary — according to the jail log. He also is charged with two counts of criminal trespass and several traffic violations as the driver of the vehicle.

Elsewhere in Peachtree City, a May 5 suspicious person call at Elkins Place and Stamford Avenue led police to find three males sitting in a vehicle in the middle of the night. Officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and a probable cause search revealed stolen firearm along with marijuana.

According to the Fayette County Jail log, Jamarian Mallard, 19, of Morrow was charged with theft by receiving stolen property while Demetrius Prothro, 17, of Atlanta was charged with felony drug possession. Both were also charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. A third was cited for marijuana possession and released at the scene.

Officers responded May 5 to a reported verbal altercation in the area of North Hwy. 74. The suspect was located and officers attempted to speak with him. While trying to identify him they detained him and found in possession of a controlled substance. Joseph Patrick, 36, of Peachtree City was arrested and charged with felony drug possession, public drunkenness and obstruction of an officer.

An officer on patrol April 29 in the area of Riley Field smelled marijuana and determined that it was coming from a golf cart in the parking lot occupied by three juveniles. Further investigation revealed that the three were indeed in possession of illegal narcotics. All were charged via juvenile delinquency forms and released to their guardians