A 25-year-old Danielsville man faces multiple charges after he fled on foot when a Commerce police officer pulled the vehicle he was driving over on U.S. 441 for a tag light violation.
According to the incident report, warrants were to be taken for Darilus Gabriel Scott, 25, 3900 Old Wildcat Bridge Road, Danielsville.
The report said the officer initiated the traffic stop at about 4:19 a.m., and the vehicle turned left onto Mount Olive Road and then into the parking lot of the World of Kids Academy. The driver opened the door, exited and fled.
Police were unable to locate the suspect, but a search of the vehicle turned up a Georgia State Patrol traffic citation with Scott’s name and address, a Wayne Poultry Co. parking permit and a cell phone.
Police called Wayne Poultry, where they learned that Scott was due in to work that morning. The officer advised a supervisor to call 911 if Scott showed up.
The officer also called the owner of the vehicle, who lived at the same address. According to the report, she told police that she had no idea who was driving her car, that it must have been stolen. After the officer got in touch with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and it began to investigate, the woman called back to admit that her son — Scott — had used the vehicle. She further informed the police that he’d called her after the incident, asking her what to do, but had refused to turn himself in.
The incident report said warrants will be issued for the equipment violation, obstruction of officers and driving with a suspended license.