Jamie Lee Sumlin

A Cedartown man remains in custody this morning after he tried to flee a traffic stop on foot on St. Patrick’s Day, and was found with something green that was illegal in the SUV he tried to leave behind per Polk County Police reports.

Jamie Lee Sumlin, 35, 488 Hugh Deems Road, Cedartown, was pulled over after an officer got behind his white GMC Yukon after it left the parking lot of Polk Motel on Atlanta Highway around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17.

Police reported the Yukon had no tag lights, and when the vehicle was stopped at the intersection with Coot’s Lake Road on Highway 278, the driver later identified as Sumlin jumped from the vehicle and ran.

Police quickly caught up to Sumlin before he made it much further than the wood line and used a taser to stop him.

After being taken into custody and placed in the back of the squad car, police then began to search Sumlin’s vehicle.

Within they found three ounces of marijuana and a firearm within.

Sumlin was charged with felony counts of possession of marijuana (three charges in total), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or first offender, possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, illegal street gang activity, and misdemeanor counts obstructing law enforcement officers and tag lights required.

He remained in jail with bond denied.

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