Thursday afternoon, March 9, the Alma Police Department was involved in a high speed chase with a dirt bike. The driver led officers into the county on Sanderling Rd. before the pursuit was terminated. Tyler Lee Mayes, 18, of Baxley, was arrested for fleeing/attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving with a suspended driver’s license, no insurance, no license plate, helmet violation, and eye protection violation. Mayes was also wanted in Appling County for a probation violation.
Following this incident, APD arrested Carah Mathews and Charles Preston Thornton, both 22 of Alma, on 4th Street Extension after the couple attempted to evade officers. Mathews and Thornton were arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Mathews and Thornton are also facing theft charges.