A man being sought on an arrest warrant by the Cedartown Police ended with his and two other’s arrest on Sunday evening, according to reports.
On Sunday, March 28 around 9:30 p.m., police were seeking to serve a warrant on Steven Kane Crider, 21, of 408 Edna St., Cedartown, at the A-1 Motel at 1004 N. Main St.
When officers arrived outside the room where Crider was believed to be, they found a pair of men who were identified as William Elijah Towles, 19, of a Cave Spring address and Stanley Michael Shaw, 25, of 600 Friendship Road, Cedartown, who allowed officers to look within while they sat out front stairs. After looking around, an officer came back out and police asked the pair about a black backpack found on the ground that neither claimed.
Police looked inside, then Shaw took off on foot and ran behind Smith and Miller Funeral Home toward Econo Lodge and gave chase to officers before he was taken into custody after making it all the way to Lawson Avenue before he laid down in a yard and police caught up to him.
Towles stayed in place while the remaining officer on the scene searched the bag and found nearly a quarter pound of marijuana, 21 doses of Alprazolam, along with some broken pills of what was believed to be the same drug, a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine, and baggies commonly used to distribute drugs.
Upon being taken into custody, Towles was found with another 28.6 grams of marijuana, more baggies, suspected methamphetamine and a glass pipe.
Both were placed in a squad car and carried off to the Polk County Jail.
While that was happening, officers got a search warrant for the room and conducted a further examination. They found a digital scale and a bong, but no more drugs. Additionally, Crider ultimately returned to the A-1 Motel in Cedartown and was taken into custody on the warrant. Towles was found to be in possession of a single pill of hydrocodone in his sock when he was being searched at the jail.
Towles, who had previously been charged for a March 10 incident and later released on a $1,710 bond, remains in the Polk County Jail on a $42,000 bond on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana less than an ounce, and felony charges for two counts of possession of marijuana (purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession with intent of a schedule II, III or IV controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and crossing the state/county guard lines with weapons, intoxicants, drugs without consent.
Shaw remained booked at the jail on an $18,000 bond on misdemeanor charges for theft by shoplifting, obstructing law enforcement officers, and possession of marijuana for less than an ounce. He also faces felony charges of two counts of possession of marijuana (purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession with intent of a schedule II, III or IV controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and crossing the state/county guard lines with weapons, intoxicants, drugs without consent.
Crider remained jailed on a $15,660 for two different felony bench warrants, possession of tools for commission of a crime, and six different bonds between two companies were dropped during his arrest.