CHEROKEE COUNTY — On Sunday, November 13, 2011 at approximately 10:55pm Sgt. Matthew Poole with Cherokee County Sheriff's Department observed two vehicles traveling south on Jackson Street at a high rate of speed.
One vehicle, a red 2008 GMC 4 door pickup truck, appeared to be pursuing a silver colored passenger car as they approached the intersection of Jackson and Tena St. Because other vehicles were stopped at the intersection, the red pickup truck veered into the left hand turn lane, and continued through the red light.
Sgt Poole, and a Jacksonville PD officer who was traveling north on Jackson at the time, stopped the red pickup truck in front of the LaQuinta Inn.
Sgt. Poole identified the driver of the pickup truck to be Milton Cynell McFarland and the passenger identified as Tynecia Patton. It was also discovered at that time there was a 5 year old male child asleep in the back seat.
Deputy Greg Ray located and stopped the silver colored sedan further down the road. He was advised by that individual that the driver of the red truck had discharged a firearm at him in an apparent "Road Rage" incident, and then began to chase him down the roadway.
Deputy Ray relayed this information to Sgt. Poole who then ordered McFarland and Patton to exit the vehicle. As Patton exited the vehicle, he observed her attempting to conceal an unknown object in a jacket and ordered her to drop the jacket.
An inspection of the jacket revealed it was a 6.9 ounce package of suspected powder cocaine. The street value of the powder cocaine is estimated to be approximately $7,000.
The adult occupants were arrested at the scene and a further search of the vehicle uncovered $894.00 in cash.
The red truck was seized by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
Bonds set by Pct 1 Justice Of The Peace, Judge Brenda Dominy.
Information from Cherokee County Sheriff's Department