By Leah Banks
PEACHTREE CITY — A Friday traffic stop led to a chase down Highway 54 that ended with two arrests in Coweta.
According to reports obtained by Faytte County News, the incident began in Peachtree City where officers conducted a traffic stop on an Infiniti QX60 SUV near Planterra Way.
The vehicle, which was being driven by Keon J. Jenkins, 21, of Atlanta, failed to stop at the request of officers and fled from police in marked patrol cars with emergency equipment activated.
The pursuit ended at Highway 54 and NCG in Coweta County and officers arrested both Keon J. Jenkins and passenger Brandel Jenkins, 38, of Atlanta on numerous charges.
Keon J. Jenkins faces multiple traffic offenses which include fleeing or attempting to elude, failure to maintain lane, improper use of turning signal, speeding, reckless driving, no proof of insurance, driving without a valid license and expired/no license plate. Jenkins was also charged with possession of stolen property and possession of drug related objects.
Brandel Jenkins faces multiple charges as well. These charges include theft by receiving stolen property, convicted felon in possession of weapon, possession of marijuana less than one ounce and possession/use of drug related objects.
In efforts to stop the pursuit, officers made intentional contact with the vehicle in order to halt the car without endangering others.
According to Peachtree City Police Spokesperson Chris Hyatt, the officer used the intentional contact as a method to keep from causing a high-speed chase to ensue in the area.
Hyatt expressed that he was unsure if both offenders are related, given that they have the same last name but different home addresses.
“It is unclear if the two are related as they have two different registered addresses upon arrest,” Hyatt said.
Both men were booked in Fayette County Jail.