January 2, 2018 10:20:39 AM
A nearly half-hour high-speed chase on New Year's evening involved sheriff's deputies from Lowndes County and Pickens County, Alabama.
Cody Swink, 30, of 1800 Spurlock Road, was allegedly driving on the wrong side of Highway 69 near the Alabama border Sunday when a Lowndes deputy attempted to pull him over at about 5:30 p.m., according to Lowndes County Sheriff's Office investigator Tony Cooper. Swink was reportedly driving 90 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Cooper said Swink refused to pull over and instead led deputies on a chase across the state line and along some west Alabama backroads. After about 25 minutes, deputies with Pickens County Sheriff's Office stopped Swink with a road block and arrested him.
"He was running people off the road and stuff like that," Cooper said.
LCSO had Swink extradited from Pickens County, and he is now in custody at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center on a felony fleeing charge and several traffic offenses, Cooper said. His bond has not been set.
Swink was arrested in September for felony taking of a motor vehicle. He also was sentenced in September 2014 to an eight-year suspended sentence and five years probation for felony burglary of a dwelling.