State trooper, 2 deputies injured after chase, multivehicle crash

Authorities found more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine and a stolen gun after the crash.
Authorities found more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine and a stolen gun after the crash.

Credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Two people were arrested after a chase and multivehicle crash left a Georgia State Patrol trooper and two Monroe County sheriff’s deputies injured Saturday.

John Terrell Johnson and Tosha Kidd face multiple charges, including felony fleeing and attempting to elude, according to Monroe sheriff’s spokeswoman Anna Lewis.

The chase started when a deputy tried to pull over a motorcycle the pair was riding shortly before 9 p.m., she said. Johnson, who was driving the vehicle, did not stop the motorcycle, according to the sheriff’s office.

Authorities chased the motorcycle through Monroe and Bibb counties, officials said. GSP troopers joined the pursuit, and authorities tried to “box the motorcycle in,” Lewis said.

The chase ended in a multivehicle crash, she said. Two deputies and one trooper were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after the wreck, investigators found more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine and a stolen gun on the motorcycle, Lewis said.

Johnson was taken to the Monroe County Jail, where he remains. Kidd, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, was taken to Monroe County Hospital “for precautionary measures,” Lewis said.

In addition to felony fleeing and attempting to elude, both are charged with methamphetamine trafficking, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving stolen property and multiple traffic violations.

Monroe investigators also contacted the Drug Enforcement Administration after finding that Johnson was out on bond on similar charges at the time of the crash.

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