According to a post on the Long County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Joseph A. Hodge, wanted on warrants from numerous law enforcement agencies, was arrested Wednesday.
The LCSO post recounts Hodge’s arrest:
On June 12, at approximately 3:42 p.m., Deputy R. Mulcahy was patrolling Griffin Road in the Walthourville Community of Long County. Mulcahy observed a man acting suspiciously on foot, near Whispering Pines Circle. The deputy continued to observe the activity, as the man left the area in a grey Chevrolet Impala.
As the vehicle traveled on Griffin Road, Mulcahy attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Godfrey Road.
The vehicle failed to stop, and sped away. Mulcahy pursued the vehicle across the Liberty County line, into the Carter Road area of Walthourville.
The pursuit traveled near and through the Hillary Park areas, Talmadge Road, Wilder Road, and came to an abrupt stop on or near Russell Road.
The driver – Hodge - exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Mulcahy chased him on foot, and eventually apprehended Hodge, 32, of Brunswick. Hodge is a former resident of Long County.
During the investigation, Mulcahy located a digital scale in the Chevrolet Impala.
Liberty County K-9 Deputy Larry Bell arrived on scene to assist. A search of the area was conducted with a Narcotics K-9. No guns or drugs were located.
Hodge has been charged with Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement. He was found to have arrest warrants in Glynn County, for Possession and Sale of Cocaine, No Vehicle Tag, and No Valid Driver's License. Hodge also had a Probation Warrant, issued through Glynn County.
He is also wanted by the Hinesville Police Department for Probation Violation, by the Ludowici Police Department for Probation Violation, and Brunswick Police Department for Misdemeanor Probation.
The law enforcement agencies who have issued arrest warrants for Hodge were notified of his capture. Hodge's probation officers were notified, and he was taken to jail.