January 7, 2022

High Speed Pursuit Lands Sandersville Man In Jail on Multiple Charges

Mary Apel

An overnight high speed pursuit in Jones County landed a Sandersville man in jail facing multiple charges.

Dalton Hunter Lightsey, age 27, was arrested by Jones County Sheriff’s Department narcotics agents who attempted to make a traffic stop on Lightsey’s vehicle on Eastview Drive.

Lightsey fled the attempted traffic stop on Eastview Drive and turned north on Highway 11 going toward Sandersville with the pursuit ending on Magnolia Road. The pursuit speed at times exceeded 100 miles per hour.

Lightsey is being charged with the following offenses: Felony Eluding; Possession Of Meth With Intent To Distribute While In Possession Of A Firearm; Ex-Con In Possession Of A Firearm; Resisting Arrest.

In addition, Lightsey is suspected to have thrown a bag of meth out of the vehicle he was driving during the pursuit. An overnight and daytime search of the general area where the meth was believed to have been thrown out did not yield any results.

Lightsey was already on parole for convictions on two meth charges and one heroin charge.

“After a week of drug arrests by JCSD narcotics agents and deputies, you would think the drug dealers would get the message,” notes Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin.

JCSD Narcotics Division Sergeant Jake Driskell adds, “We’ve ran the wheels off all week making illegal narcotics arrests. The good news is that manufacturers are still making tires so illegal narcotics dealers should keep that in mind.”

Dalton Hunter Lightsey is incarcerated at the Jones County Adult Detention Facility pending his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court.

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photo – Dalton Hunter Lightsey, JCSD

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