The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Cops, courts and fires

May 6, 2014

Two arrested for fleeing police after alleged drug deal

ANDERSON — Police arrested two men on suspicion of dealing cocaine after a short foot and vehicle chase on Monday afternoon.

Robert C. Goolsby, 42, and Cedric A. Jones II, 32, both of Anderson, face charges of resisting law enforcement in connection with the incident, but more charges could be filed against the two. Goolsby also faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Police believe the two men were dealing drugs, then attempted to flee when stopped by officers.

According to a probable cause affidavit, APD officers were tipped off that Jones was selling cocaine in the 1400 block of Halford Street and were observing the two men as they sat in a silver Oldsmobile Alero in the area. At about 12:30 p.m., a man on a moped approached the car, and he and Jones exchanged items as the officers watched nearby.

The Alero then headed north and stopped near the corner of Arrow Avenue on Eighth Street. As the police cruiser approached the vehicle, Jones allegedly jumped out of the passenger side door, yelled at the officers, and attempted to escape on foot. As the officers pursued Jones, Goolsby took off in the Alero and headed east.

The officers caught up with Jones and, shortly after, other patrol units cornered the Alero at the intersection of Fifth and Sherman streets.

The affidavit didn't describe any substances that might have been found on the two men. Goolsby was released on bail a few hours after the arrest, and Jones was released on Tuesday afternoon.

Both have felony and drug charges in their history. Goolsby was convicted of possession of cocaine, false informing and driving while suspended in 2004. Jones was charged with possession of marijuana for an incident in April 2013, and was placed on the prosecution diversion program in June.

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