Foot chase leads to tasing and discovery of counterfeit money


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MACON — Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrested a man for drug and counterfeit money possession just after 1 a.m. April 4.

A deputy witnessed a Lincoln Town Car speeding on Williamson Road near McEvoy Drive. When the deputy first checked the vehicle it came back as stolen out of Bibb County. The Deputy conducted a traffic stop and reported that when the car stopped the driver got out and ran on foot.

Deputies were able to capture the suspect after a short foot chase. According to the sheriff’s department, the driver was tased. The driver was identified as 29 year-old Travoris Montanez Jackson of Macon. It was determined that the Lincoln Town Car was not stolen, it had been reported stolen, but was recovered and the owner never notified law enforcement.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies found a pistol, marijuana and a counterfeit $100 bill in the vehicle.

Jackson was taken to the Bibb County Jail and charged with Possession of Marijuana Less than an Ounce, Criminal Use of Altered Article and Obstruction of Peace Officer.

Jackson had warrants for Financial Identity Fraud and Financial Transaction Card Fraud on an unrelated case. He is being held on a $17,350.00 bond.