Two Arrested After Fleeing Accident Scene in Macon, Georgia
MACON, GA. – According to an online news report from 41nbc.com, two men were arrested January 22 after fleeing the scene of an accident in Macon, Georgia. The events that unfolded after the accident took a bizarre turn, culminating in one of the suspects claiming he was an undercover officer.*
At approximately 8 p.m. on January 22, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a vehicle accident at the intersection of Vineville Road and Forsyth Road in Macon. Deputies were on their way to the scene when they received another call indicating that the driver and passenger of one of the vehicles were brandishing a gun and trying to fight with the driver of the other vehicle.
Before deputies arrived at the scene, the two men drove away. They reportedly fled in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the driver ended up crashing into a ditch on Wimbish Road. Deputies caught up to them after the crash, and the driver of the Jeep, identified as 27-year-old Nicholas Jacob Adkins, of Kathleen, Georgia, exited the vehicle and ran away.
The passenger in the Jeep, 25-year-old Michael David Moniz, of Kathleen, stayed at the scene, and deputies placed him under arrest. Adkins then called Moniz’s cell phone and spoke to deputies, telling them he was not going to surrender. Deputies tracked him with a K-9 unit into a wooded area, and after several struggles, they apprehended him on Charter Boulevard.
At the time of his arrest, Adkins reportedly tried to convince deputies he was an undercover narcotics officer with the U.S. Marshal’s Office. Deputies didn’t take the bait, and Adkins was booked into the Bibb County Jail. He has been charged with hit-and-run, felony willful obstruction of a peace officer, impersonating a peace officer, and driving under the influence. He is being held on a $6,300 bond.
Moniz was charged with disorderly conduct and released on a $390 bond.
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