Crack cocaine, cash recovered in arrestPublished 8:59pm Thursday, August 22, 2013
An Atmore man who fled police on foot Thursday night on Brooks Lane had to be tased by an officer before being taken into custody for drug possession.
According to officers with the Atmore Police Department, Dante Marice Haynes, 35 of 171 Fennel Street, was arrested Thursday around 6:30 p.m. after officers Isaac Lopez and Jonathan Kelley attempted to pull over his vehicle for not having a tag.
Kelley said Haynes continued to drive, turning on several streets before parking across the street from a residence on Brooks Lane. Kelley said Haynes exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, ignoring officers’ instructions to halt.
“I could see he had something in his hand,” Kelley said. “He kept running and was trying to jump a fence when I popped him with the taser and he fell to the ground.”
Kelley said, as he and Lopez cuffed Haynes, they recovered a small bag of what later tested positive for crack cocaine.
Haynes was also found to be in possession of $303, made up of twenty and one-dollar-bills, which, according to DTF Agent Scott Walden, was consistent with the dollar amount the crack cocaine Haynes possessed would typically be sold for.
According to Kelley, another “$20 rock” of cocaine was also recovered form Haynes’ vehicle.
Walden said the amount of cocaine recovered had a street value of approximately $240.
Haynes was charged with possession of a controlled substance and transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.
Walden said a charge of intent to distribute could be added at a later date.
Walden said Haynes was arrested in 2000 for possession of a controlled substance and, in 2002, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was paroled in 2004, but arrested again in 2008 for possession of cocaine. Both prior felony arrests were made in Escambia County, Alabama.