On Wednesday, February 15, a White Springs man with an active arrest warrant, resisted arrest and led Deputies on a car chase.
At 3:03 p.m. the Columbia County Combined Communication Center received a report of a suspicious vehicle near U.S. 41 and NW Fiddlers Ln. The responding Deputy located the truck parked with no one around. As the Deputy was checking the vehicle, a male came walking out of the nearby woods.
Corporal Patrick Ross began investigating the incident and identified the driver as Richard Carter, 24. Corporal Ross checked Carter’s name in the computer system and learned he had an active warrant for failing to appear at Court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
When Corporal Ross advised Carter he was under arrest, Carter resisted by striking Ross and running back into the woods with Corporal Ross in foot pursuit. Carter doubled back to his truck where he drove off.
Other responding units saw Carter drive into the woods off NW Gar Pond Road where he drove through the woods and came out on U.S 41 near White Springs. Additional Deputies intercepted Carter on the roadway and he fled south on U.S. 41 with units in pursuit.
Carter’s truck became stuck in a ditch off White Springs Road after a Deputy used a PIT maneuver and he then fled on foot, but was apprehended by a K9 Deputy and his canine after a short track.
Carter was arrested for the warrant, resisting with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, and Fleeing and attempting to elude.
Carter will be booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility. No bond information is available at the time of this release.