JONESBORO — A man accused of meth possession is being held on a $250,000 cash bond after task force agents say he crossed city limits to evade them.
The Second Judicial Drug Task Force attempted to conduct a probation search Tuesday after it learned Brent Rogers, 46, of Jonesboro, was in possession of drugs. According to the probable cause affidavit, Rogers was not home so agents used his ankle monitor location provided by his probation officer to find him.
They waited near a residence on North Patrick Road, where he eventually “left at a high rate of speed.”
“Agents lost sight of Mr. Rogers as he drove in a west direction of County Road 318 nearby. Agents were able to locate (him) at a Kum and Go in Bono … on (U.S.) Highway 63,” the affidavit read.
Ignoring the agents’ lights and sirens, Rogers left the gas station, headed southbound on the highway toward the Dan Avenue exit, it read.
He eventually abandoned his vehicle on the off-ramp and fled on foot across Interstate 555, where he tripped and fell in the northbound traffic lane.
“As Rogers went between the stopped vehicles, he threw a bag that contained 29.1 grams (nearly 1.3 ounces) of suspected methamphetamine into the back of a white Ford truck. … Digital scales were found on the ground near Rogers’ vehicle that field tested positive for methamphetamine residue,” it reads.
District Court Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause Wednesday to charge Rogers with possession of meth greater than 10 grams but less than 200 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot and reckless driving.
He is scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Craighead County Courthouse, 511 S. Main St., Jonesboro.